Diocese in central Philippines resumes public Masses amid quarantine

The faithful maintain physical distancing protocols and wear face masks during the celebration of the Holy Eucharist in the Diocese of Borongan on April 26. (Photo by Alren Beronio via LiCAS.news)

A diocese in the central Philippines has resumed holding public Masses on Sunday, April 25, after the city government of Borongan in Eastern Samar province lifted prohibitions on religious gathering.

The Diocese of Borongan, whose jurisdiction covers the entire Eastern Samar province, did not have a single case of the new coronavirus disease.

Civil and religious leaders, however, said social distancing and stay-at-home orders continue amid a relaxed implementation of the community quarantine in the area.

In many places across the country, however, public Masses continue to be suspended and religious celebrations are broadcast on television and radio and streamed online.

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