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Udupi : Churches not to hold mass, religious activities till June 30, says Bishop

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Udupi, June 09, 2020:   Bishop of Udupi Diocese Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo has  issued a circular  stating that  no mass or other  religious activities would be held in churches of the district till June 30. However churches are open for devotees  who can visit to offer personal prayers, by adhering to all necessary guidelines and precautions, the Bishop has said.



Drawing attention to the fact that Udupi which was once a Green Zone is now on top of the list of  Coronavirus  affected districts in Karnataka, the Bishop said taking into consideration the present situation,  it has been decided not to conduct common worship and other religious activities in the Churches of the district keeping in mind the interest and safety of the people.

The decision was taken at a meeting  of the United Christian Forum for Human Rights, Udupi of which the Bishop is the  Chairman. The meeting was attended by the heads of Udupi Catholic Diocese, United Basel Mission Churches, Church of South India and Full Gospel Pastors’ Association among others.

The meeting unanimously has decided to review the situation on June 30 and decide on the next move.