The Metropolitan Archbishop of Accra, Most Rev. John Bonaventure Kwofie, CSSp wrote a letter on public worship in this era of the covid-19 pandemic to Priests, religious and the lay faithful of the Catholic Archdiocese of Accra.
At a meeting held on 4th February 2021, the Archbishop discussed the Address by the President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, on the recent update on the rising number of the cases of COVID-19 and how to curb the spread.
The measures indicated in the letter signed by the Archbishop Most Rev. John Bonaventure Kwofie, CSSp should also be applied not only to Parishes or Churches but also to schools and other institutions in the Archdiocese.
Archbishop Kwofie urged Catholics to strictly adhere to the new and the old directives from the Archbishop’s office and other COVID-19 prevention directives for the sake of our health, and those of our families, friends, communities and the nation as a whole.
In the new directives, he asked all priests, religious and lay faithful to adhere to the ban of revivals, crusades, and group pilgrimages until further notice. On Ash Wednesday, all parishes should adopt two options of the guidelines by the Congregation for the Divine Worship regarding the distribution of ashes. For catechism, “in parishes, the resumption of catechism classes may depend on each parochial circumstance” he said.
Below are the details of the letter:Public Worship in the Era of Covid-19 Pandemic