Jordan: Churches to reopen effective June 7

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St. Joseph Church in Jabal Amman, Amman

Jordan: Churches to reopen effective June 7

By Munir Bayouk-en.abouna.org

It has officially been decided to reopen churches in Jordan effective Sunday, June 7, while taking into consideration strict precautionary measures.

During a press conference held on Thursday, May 28, at the Prime Ministry, Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Amman Christoforos Atallah said that effective Sunday June 7 churches will be open in all parts of the Kingdom for the resumption of Holy Masses and for restoring the status quo ante.

Conveying well-wishes on the advent of Eid Al-Fitr and Independence Day, he expressed gratitude for the strenuous efforts exerted by the governmental, medical and security employees who helped reach this day at a time when we announce the reopening of places of worship.

Archbishop Atallah also called on the elderly and the sick to pray at their homes in order to avoid the transmission of disease among the worshipers. He stressed that strict measures will be applied in churches to ensure public safety while considering social distances.

He concluded by saying that heads of churches will hold a meeting shortly to discuss precautionary measures to be adopted in churches so as to maintain public health.

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 19:40
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