CNA Staff, Jun 23, 2020 / 08:00 am
An English cardinal welcomed the government's decision Tuesday to permit the resumption of public Masses from July 4.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols, president of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, applauded the June 23 announcement by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Johnson told Parliament: "I know that many have mourned the closure of places of worship. And this year Easter, Passover, and Eid all occurred during the lockdown. So I'm delighted that places of worship will be able to reopen for prayer and services, including weddings, with a maximum of 30 people, all subject to social distancing."
In a statement Tuesday, Nichols said: "This is welcome news for members of all religions in England. I thank all who have worked hard to bring this about, not least my fellow religious leaders."