Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: AMERICA/URUGUAY – Decision to suspend the celebrations in the presence of the faithful on the part of the Episcopate after a meeting with the government
Montevideo – “It is with great sorrow that the Bishops of Uruguay accept the request that the government has addressed to the various religious communities to suspend the celebrations in the presence of the faithful until January 10th. The churches will remain open and the celebrations will be broadcast on social networks and media”. The communication of the Bishops’ Conference was released yesterday, 21 December, following a meeting between the Secretary of the Presidency of Uruguay, Álvaro Delgado, and the main representatives of the various religious communities present in Uruguay. The main theme of the meeting with religious leaders was the evolution of the pandemic in Uruguay and the application of health measures for the celebrations of religious holidays which bring together thousands of faithful.