Prelate suspends sign of peace amid Ebola concerns
Catholic World News - August 13, 2014
The archbishop of Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city, has suspended the sign of peace amid concerns about the potential spread of the Ebola virus, the Abuja-based Premium Times reported.
“Taking into consideration the fact that this rite is optional, we shall henceforth omit it, i.e., not invite people to offer the sign of peace,” Archbishop Alfred Adewale Martins said in a pastoral statement. “When you get to this rite, skip it.”
The prelate also suspended the use of holy water fonts, asked persons counting the offertory collection to wear gloves, and advised priests to be careful not to touch communicants’ mouths when distributing Holy Communion on the tongue.
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