By Cathy Elelman • 20 March 2020 • 18:00
PRUDENT: The bishop told priests to shut churches to acts of public worship.
CREDIT: Diocesis Almeria Facebook @diocesis.almeria
THE Bishop of the Diocese of Almeria has today Friday ordered the closure of all churches due to the advance of the coronavirus crisis.
In a letter sent to Diocese of Almeria priests, Adolfo Gonzalez Montes said he considered it “prudent to close the churches to acts of public worship.”
Nevertheless, the bishop has allowed priests to continue with masses behind closed doors. He reminds the faithful they can take advantage of audiovisual options.
From this Sunday onwards the Diocese will broadcast live via internet the 11.30am mass from Almeria cathedral, and from then on on working days at 9am
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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