MIL OSI Translation. Region: Italy –
Source: The Holy See in the Italian
Headline: ASIA/UZBEKISTAN – The pandemic slows down the recording 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 procedure and registration of a new parish in the city of Angren. At the beginning of the year, we began to collect the necessary documents for the official opening of a new church and a new pastoral unit, but everything was stopped because of the pandemic, because the administrative offices are closed. We are back to work as soon as possible. In Uzbekistan, the quarantine will last at least until 1 June. Places of worship are closed, and we still have no news on reopening, because, despite the number of cases of infection by coronavirus is not the most high, every day continues to register any new case. Certainly, all this involves difficulties, but let us have patience. In this time, we intensify the prayer that God might help us to stop the epidemic in the whole world.” It refers to Fides Agency the Apostolic Administrator of Uzbekistan, the franciscan, p. Jerzy Maculewicz.
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