Mangaluru diocese issues curfew-specific guidelines

03:16 PM Apr 22, 2021 | Team Udayavani |

Mangaluru: The office of the bishop of the local diocese here Dr Peter Paul Saldanha has issued a set guidelines specific to the Catholic community in the city to be followed during the night and weekend curfew imposed by the State government to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.


The guidelines state:
– All the public religious places of worship shall be closed for the devotees except for wedding and funeral services until May 4.

– Wedding and funeral services can be conducted inside the church strictly adhering to the COVID-19 guidelines after obtaining permission from the concerned local civic authorities.

– For weddings, a maximum of (inclusive of the priest, choir, and photographer) 50 persons and for funerals 20 persons are permitted to participate.

– For the weddings, make sure that the party prepares the list of participants and gets it approved and obtain individual passes from the local civic authority.


– All those who participate in the wedding should carry Aadhar card, invitation card, the individual pass issued by the local civic authority and the list in which one’s name is found. The list should be approved by the local civic authority.


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