"The reason why is because in the meantime the number of participants at celebrations decreased, out of fear of possible contamination," he explained.
"I am still concerned that I could not meet the children, the young people, the associations in the communities of the archdiocese, and I could not visit our Catholic kindergartens and schools."
Like many Church leaders in Europe, Percă worries that the pandemic will have a long-term impact on Mass attendance.
"At the moment, it is difficult to make a prediction about what the local Church in the Archdiocese of Bucharest will look like after the coronavirus crisis. The perspective points to a decrease in the presence of believers in churches for liturgical celebrations," he commented.
"I am afraid that the fear caused by the pandemic in different categories of believers will extend over time, and they will find it easier to watch the celebrations in their homes, sitting comfortably in their armchairs, than to travel the distance to their churches -- often with difficulty."
"Thus, we will have to do a double pastoral work and find the most effective ways for their catechesis and evangelization."
But the archbishop emphasized that he would continue to encourage people to return to church.
"However, we insist on strengthening the community and promoting the physical presence at the celebrations of Holy Mass and other Sacraments, without which there is no basic support for living the faith," he said.
"I think that the modern means of communication are very useful, but they will never replace the physical presence in the churches, and I am thinking, first of all, of the pastoral, educational, catechetical activities with young people and children."
Catholicism is a minority faith in Romania, where around 80% of the population belongs to the Romanian Orthodox Church. Catholics account for about 5% of the population, with both Latin Rite and Byzantine Rite communities.
The Romanian Greek Catholic Church is one of the 23 autonomous Eastern Catholic Churches in full communion with Rome. Its head, Cardinal Lucian Mureșan, is one of only four Catholic leaders worldwide to hold the title "Major Archbishop."
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Percă said that in general relations between Catholics and Romanian Orthodox Christians were cordial, both at the local level and among hierarchs.
"People live in good understanding in their communities, they work together, there are many mixed marriages," he said.
"When it comes to the rights of the Church, regardless of denomination, everyone is united in the defense of the principles that guarantee the rights and freedom to exercise worship."
Nevertheless, there are challenges, some of them relating to the communist era, which lasted from 1947 to 1989.
"Unfortunately, there are also a few specific situations in which Orthodox who enter and pray in a Catholic church are reproached by some Orthodox priests; and Catholics who want to be godparents at an Orthodox baptism or wedding are asked to convert to the Orthodox Church; or in a mixed marriage in the Orthodox Church, there might be requests that the Catholic side be re-baptized," the archbishop said.
"More strained relations are on a larger scale in Transylvania, where the restitution of property belonging to the Greek Catholic Church has not yet been resolved. In 1948, the communist government outlawed the Romanian Greek Catholic Church, confiscated its properties, and handed them over to the Romanian Orthodox Church."