Lusaka, 04 September, 2021 / 6:00 pm (ACI Africa).
The Catholic Diocese of Ndola in Zambia has lifted the suspension on a series of Church activities following a decline in the reported cases of COVID-19 in the Southern African nation.
In a Tuesday, August 31 statement, the Local Ordinary of Ndola provides “revised measures” to guide participation in public worship.
“As earlier promised in my previous communique to review the guidelines after a certain period of time, and in line with the recently pronounced measures by the Government of the Republic of Zambia, I provide the following revised measures in this period effective today,” Bishop Benjamin Phiri says.
Bishop Phiri directs that the “celebration of Daily Weekday Masses which was reduced to once a week, can now begin to revert to the old practice of being celebrated daily in the Parishes, and institutions; Convents inclusive.”
“Sunday Masses, which were reduced and left to the discretional judgement of individual Parish Priests, can now be increased depending on the population of particular parishes to accord the faithful an opportunity to worship in a well-spaced and healthy environment keeping in mind the required social distance,” Bishop Phiri adds.