Worship ban in Ireland – doors remain closed over Easter
It’s known to be a season of hope, but Irish Christians cannot gather to worship at church this Easter Weekend.
This month marks nearly a full year of the blanket ban on public worship being in place throughout the country.
Supermarkets and hardware stores remain open with precautions in place, as well as public transport – yet churches are deemed too dangerous to open their doors, even to masked and distanced worshippers.
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