All Saints Day, Sunday, November 1 is expected to mark the resumption of public Mass and other liturgical celebrations in The Gambia, the Bishop of the only Catholic Diocese in the West African nation announced.
The new representative of the Holy Father in Ghana has, on the occasion of the first public Mass that was held on Thursday, October 15 to officially welcome him, thanked the people of God in the West African country for the “great hospitality” accorded him.
Catholic Bishops in South Sudan have announced the lifting of the suspension on the celebration of Mass in public effective September 20 and urged the faithful to strictly adhere to the safety guidelines put in place to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
The people of God in Chad will have to wait for a little while before they can take part in public Mass as Bishops in the Central African nation are engaging relevant stakeholders in consultation and in prayer before they can announce “a realistic date.”
The Archbishop of South Africa’s Johannesburg Archdiocese has appealed to the faithful in his jurisdiction to continue supporting the initiatives of the local church, going beyond their “normal amount” so that the growing list of needy parishioners can be catered for amid protracted COVID-19 restrictions.
The reopening of churches in Ghana after three months of suspension of public worship was marked with excitement as worshippers took part in Eucharistic celebrations in their respective parishes and prayer centers, albeit low attendance.
A Priest serving in the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius has expressed joy interacting with the faithful of his Parish on Holy Trinity Sunday, June 7, the first Eucharistic celebration since the resumption of public Mass in the country after more than two months of a nationwide lockdown.
Following the easing of the ban on public gatherings in Ghana, which the country’s President declared, Catholic Bishops in the West African nation have announced the resumption of public Mass in their respective jurisdictions under strict safety guidelines, giving separate dates for inaugural liturgical gatherings.
The leadership of the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos in Nigeria announced, last Sunday, a gradual resumption of public Mass in anticipation of the easing of COVID-19 related restrictions by the government early this week.
Members of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) have resolved to have individual Local Ordinaries in the Southern African nation make “the final decision” on the resumption of liturgical celebrations in their respective dioceses, including the measures to curb the possible spread of COVID-19.
The suspension on the celebration of Public Mass has been lifted for Sundays in Cameroon’s Kumbo diocese, the Bishop has announced.
In view of the envisaged easing of the COVID-19 lockdown imposed by Nigeria's Anambra State, home to the Metropolitan See of Onitsha, the Archbishop has announced the possibility of lifting the suspension of Public Mass, albeit slowly.