Social Distancing

Archbishop of South Africa's Cape Town Archdiocese, Stephen Brislin / Cape Town Archdiocese/ Facebook

Physical Distancing “one of most painful aspects of pandemic”: South African Archbishop

Jan 27, 2021

A South African Archbishop has described physical distancing amid the second strain of COVID-19 as “one of the most painful aspects of the pandemic.”

Bishop Gabriel Mendy of the Gambia's Diocese of Banjul.

Church Leadership in Gambia Suspends Public Masses as COVID-19 Cases Increase

Aug 5, 2020

Following an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in The Gambia in recent weeks, the Bishop of the lone Catholic Diocese in the West African nation has once again suspended the celebration of public Mass and other Church gatherings.

Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese.

"Social distancing does not mean neglecting God, neighbors": Nigerian Prelate

Jul 6, 2020

In the face of COVID-19 restrictions still in place in many parts of the world, including social distancing, a Catholic Prelate in Nigeria has cautioned against the temptation to neglect God and neighbor in the name of practicing the physical distance directive.

Catholic Bishops' Conference of Liberia / @cabicoliberia

Social Distancing Influences Holy Week Celebration Guidelines in Liberia

Apr 5, 2020

The government directive on social distancing aimed at containing the spread of COVID-19 has had an influence on Holy Week celebrations in many nations of the world, including the West African country of Liberia where Catholic Bishops have issued guidelines that conform to the social distance restriction.