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Latest stories: Reopening of Churches

KCCB Chairman, Archbishop Philip Anyolo presiding over a televised Mass at the Holy Family Minor Basilica in Nairobi. / Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC)

Reopening Kenya “dependent on taking personal, social responsibility seriously”: Bishops

After Kenya’s Government announced the “conditional” and partial easing of COVID-19 restrictions last week, Catholic Bishops in the  East African nation have called on the people of God in the East African nation to take “personal and social responsibility seriously” if the country has to reopen.

President Uhuru Kenyatta addresses the Nation on the new COVID-19 guidelines at Harambee House, Nairobi, Kenya.

Kenyan President Excludes Sunday Schools, Madrassas in Phased Reopening of Public Worship

Children attending Sunday School and those who go for Madrassas in Mosques are among the groups of congregants who will not be allowed to attend public worship in a new set of directives given by Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta who announced the resumption of public worship in the East African country.

A section of religious leaders meeting with President Phillipe Nyusi to discuss the reopening of Churches.

Hope for Reopening of Churches in Mozambique as Religious Leaders Meet President

Talks are underway between religious leaders in Mozambique and the country’s President Phillipe Nyusi to lift the lockdown on public worship, days after the President relaxed restrictions on select social activities in the Southern African country.

Lesotho-based Cleric Reflects on COVID-19 Challenges, Anticipates Reopening of Churches

A Priest in Lesotho has shared about the “unprecedented challenge” occasioned by COVID-19 preventive measures aimed at minimizing contagion.

Bishops in Lesotho with Pope Francis during their ad-limina visit in Rome.

Bishops in Lesotho Issue Guidelines for Reopening of Churches

Six weeks after the government of Lesotho lifted the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, Catholic Bishops in the landlocked Southern Africa nation have issued guidelines for the reopening of churches starting July 5.

South Africa’s Durban and Klerksdorp Dioceses Postpone Reopening of Churches

Days after the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa announced the possible resumption of public worship beginning June 1, a move the Catholic Bishops in the country supported, the Archbishop of Durban and the Bishop of Klerksdorp diocese have decided to postpone the reopening of the places of worship in their respective jurisdictions to allow for adequate preparations, including awareness workshops for Priests.