Pope Francis’ visit comes just before the first Holy Week in two years in which Catholic churches will be open to the public for liturgies.
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Quebec’s vaccine passport system has been in place since Sept. 1, 2021.
Access to the Eucharist is one of the motivating factors for keeping churches open.
While encouraging Catholics within the diocese to follow state guidelines, Bishop Tobin added that “no individual should be turned away from Mass or singled out if they choose to not wear a mask.”
Poll: Regular Mass Attendees Say Politicians Who Oppose Church Teaching on Grave Matters ‘Create Confusion’
Brian Burch, president of CatholicVote, said in a statement on Tuesday that “Catholic politicians who advocate for policies considered ‘gravely immoral’ create confusion and discord among believers.”
We need to emerge from the challenges of the last year with a new set of goals to live as stewards of the Great Commission.
In April, the Thomistic Institute’s Working Group on Infectious Disease Protocols for Sacraments Pastoral Care released guidelines for reopening churches for Mass and other sacraments.