CNA Staff, Mar 1, 2021 / 07:40 am America/Denver (CNA).
Scotland’s Catholic bishops said on Monday that they plan to engage in “dialogue” with government officials over a cap on worshipers when public Masses resume in time for Easter.
“As Scotland’s Catholic bishops, we welcome the recent announcement by the First Minister foreseeing a return to our churches for the most important celebration of the liturgical year at Easter. We also welcome the recognition of the status of public worship implicit in this decision,” they said.
“The Catholic community recognizes the seriousness of the pandemic and is committed to working with others to avoid the spreading of infection.”
The bishops continued: “At the same time, we anticipate ongoing dialogue with the Scottish Government regarding the requirement of a numerical ‘cap’ on the number of worshipers.”