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Kerala government allows churches to reopen, but bans Holy Communion, anointing

June 08, 2020

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CWN Editor's Note: The government of the southwestern Indian state of Kerala (map) has permitted churches to reopen under strict conditions: “entry for people over the age of 65 is prohibited; the use of holy water and holy oils is prohibited; Communion forbidden.” Two Eastern Catholic churches (the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church and the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church) have their headquarters there, as do two Oriental Orthodox churches (the Jacobite Syrian Christian Church and the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church).

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