The suspension on the celebration of Public Mass has been lifted for Sundays in Cameroon’s Kumbo diocese, the Bishop has announced.
“I hereby, re-Institute the Public Celebration of Holy Mass in our Parishes only on Sundays in the Diocese of Kumbo,” Bishop George Nkuo told the Priests in his diocese in a letter dated Tuesday, April 28.
Other dioceses in the central African nation are yet to lift the suspension, which was adopted as one of the measures to curb the possible spread of COVID-19 when people gather for worship.
“We must commit ourselves to celebrate only on Sundays and not do anything that would endanger people’s health,” Bishop Nkuo said.
He said that he was lifting the suspension for Sundays with the expectation that the Priests and other Church leaders in his diocese “will do everything to continue to sensitize our people to implement strictly all the guidelines, and also to take care of the spiritual needs of our Christians.”
According to worldometers, Cameroon has recorded 1,806 cases of COVID-19, 61 related deaths and 934 recoveries.