Interfaith Council Recommends Online Worship Services For Counties Under Lockdown
Worship centres in counties already earmarked as Covid-19 hotspots have been directed to suspend all worship services until otherwise directed by the government.
With the Easter, Ramadhan, and Hindu festivities around the corner and worship places hard hit, the Interfaith council led by its Chair Anthony Muheria stated that the affected counties will embrace online worship services.
Via a statement released on Saturday [today], Muheria stated that those affected by the recently imposed restrictions will now bank on online services to propel the gospel.
"...in the areas where the total restriction has been imposed, we will revert to on-line worship...," read the statement in part, urging the religious leaders in the affected places to take charge.
Muheria added that the directives will touch on events around the corner such as Ramadhan, Easter, and also Hindu festivals that happen to fall within the same time frame.
The Chair observed that although the pandemic had greatly interfered with the normal worship services, they had no choice but to safeguard the faithful since they really matter in the future when normal worship services will have resumed.
The Archbishop additionally pleaded with believers in the other counties to continue observing the regulations put in place by the government together with the Health Ministry.
He also insisted on the 50 persons maximum for the number of those required to attend a send-off which should last for not beyond one hour, while weddings should only attract 30 attendees.
Muheria promised that religious leaders will remain close to their believers to give them messages of hope in whichever way possible, whenever they passing through various trying moments.