Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Nov 13, 2020 / 09:40 am
The Diocese of Brooklyn is appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court in its case against New York's COVID restrictions on churches.
On Thursday, the diocese asked the Supreme Court for relief from the state of New York's COVID rule limiting attendance at some diocesan churches to just 10 people while allowing some businesses to remain open without capacity limits.
In a statement provided to CNA on Friday, the diocese said it is "committed to reopening our churches, safely, and to vindicate our First Amendment rights."
"We are confident we will prevail for the good of our churches and those of faith who want to operate safely yet continue to suffer under the Governor's express restrictions on 'houses of worship,'" the diocese stated.