CORONAVIRUS – Latest January 4th 2021
Open churches vital for resilience during lockdown, says Cardinal
With the announcement of a new lockdown for England to curb the rapid spread of COVID-19, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, said:
“The regular practice of our faith in God is a well-established source of both personal resilience and dedicated service to those in need. Such resilience and enduring service are vital in these difficult circumstances.
“I am glad that no measures have been introduced that would obstruct or curtail this essential source of energy for the common good. Catholic parishes will continue to serve the needs of their local community.
“In one parish, for example, the provision of food for the needy has increased by 400% since March last year.”
The latest lockdown restrictions come into force on 5 January 2021.