CNA Staff, Jun 22, 2020 / 04:30 am
A bishop has urged Christians to speak out against plans to relax Sunday trading laws in the United Kingdom as the economy reels from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
In a June 21 homily at Shrewsbury Cathedral, Bishop Mark Davies criticized the government's intention to lift the current six-hour limit on Sunday trading.
"As we emerge from lockdown, it is regrettable that the government is considering removing the remaining legal protections of Sunday in order to make it a full trading day," the bishop of Shrewbury said.
"Proposals for unrestricted Sunday trading may be included within plans to revive economic activity and so place new demands upon the very shop workers and their families who have supported us throughout this crisis."