Catholic Bishops endorse closure of schools to check Corona virus pandemic
By David Okpala/Stella Okpala :
Akpo (Aguata LGA), March 23, 2020 (MOI) Nigeria Catholic Bishops have endorsed closure of Catholic Schools across the country to stem Corona virus pandemic.
This is contained in a communiqué after the meeting, read by Vicar St. Paul’s Catholic Church Akpo, Rev. Fr. Jude Amatu.
The communiqué noted that the inconveniences were regrettable urging Christians not to panic but adhere to the directives.
It also endorsed the suspension of `sign of peace’, which usually accompanied shaking of hands and hugging of the laity.
The communiqué directed the clergies to be cautious as they offer Holy Communion while averting body contact.
It added that burials should be restricted to immediate family members for now.
The communiqué, then, directed that gatherings for meetings and devotions should be reduced to smaller units not more than 30 persons.
The cleric, Fr. Amatu, then, reassured the faithful, who felt depressed over the announcement that procedures would be normalised as soon as situation improved.
``I believe God is going to provide solution for the deadly virus soon. We shall live to see the end of Corona virus.’’ (MOI)