Four-month Covid-19 hiatus ends but with strict social distancing conditions in place
Parishioners wearing face masks and observing social distancing attend the first public Mass on July 12 at Our Lady of the Assumption Cathedral Church in Jakarta since the archdiocese reopened churches after a four-month closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic. (Photo: Katharina R. Lestari/UCA News)
Jakarta Archdiocese held its first public Sunday masses in nearly four months on July 12 after they were closed in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic.Only three out of 66 parishes were allowed to reopen their churches, and capacity was limited to only 20 percent. The parishes — Our Lady of the Assumption Cathedral Church in Jakarta, St. Albert the Great Parish in Bekasi and Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Tangerang — had all met the health and safety requirements set out by the archdiocese in order to reopen.
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