Worshipers can’t contract virus in church – Anglican bishop

The Diocesan Bishop of Lagos, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Rt. Rev. Humphrey Olumakaiye, says virus or disease can be contracted in the church of God even when members used the same cup for Holy Communion.

The cleric said this in a statement on Wednesday, he added, “However, in obedience to all laid down protocols of wearing nose masks, regular washing of hands, physical distancing and so on, our churches have made adequate preparations. In all of these, let the joy of the Lord be our strength, because that is what we will be spreading and not any virus,”

Olumakaiye commended the efforts of the government in curbing the spread of coronavirus, and health workers for their sacrifice said, it is high time the world came together in fervent prayers to God for intervention.

“As we congregate in our churches, let us humble ourselves with the assurances that it is only God that can help us. Pray, seek God’s face and turn from our wicked ways so that the Lord will heal our land of this pandemic,” the cleric said.


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