Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: ASIA/UZBEKISTAN – The pandemic slows down the registration of a new parish, but the life of the Church continues thanks to technology
Tashkent – “The lockdown has had the effect of blocking the construction process and registration of a new parish in the city of Angren. At the beginning of the year we had started to collect the necessary documents for the official opening of a new church and a new pastoral unit, but everything stopped because of the pandemic, because the administrative offices are closed. We will get back to work as soon as possible. In Uzbekistan, quarantine will last at least until June 1st. Places of worship are closed and for the time being there is no news on re-opening them, because, although the number of coronavirus infections is not very high, some new cases continue to be registered every day. Certainly all this involves difficulties, but let’s try to be patient. We are intensifying prayer so that God can help us stop the epidemic all over the world”. This is what the Apostolic Administrator of Uzbekistan, Franciscan Fr. Jerzy Maculewicz reports to Agenzia Fides.