Places of worship remain open

The rules for places of worship will remain unchanged », Declared Jean Castex during the press conference on Thursday March 18th. Despite the confinement, it will therefore still be possible to participate in religious celebrations, while respecting social distancing. In the dioceses concerned, the arrangements to be made have been anticipated. In the Alpes-Maritimes department, where residents have been confined on weekends since the end of February, travel certificates have a box “Travel to or from a place of worship”. ” It is good news that worship is considered a fundamental right and is on the attestations », Notes Karine Dalle, director of communication for the diocese of Paris.

Regarding Holy Week, arrangements will be made to comply with the regulations. “ This remains to be confirmed, but we will perhaps encourage parishes to request authorizations from the prefectures to organize outdoor celebrations, such as Palm Sunday or the Stations of the Cross. evokes Karine Dalle. The whole in order to respect the sanitary measures.


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