Full Closure of Catholic Churches

Last night, a few hours after the Prime Minister spoke, a document relating to what he said appeared online, published by the 'Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government' which stated that churches should  remain open for personal prayer. 

This morning following conversations at high-level, the CBCEW (Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales) has confirmed that churches are to remain closed. 

Cardinal Vincent Nichols stresses that we must all play our part to safeguard the NHS and to save ‘precious lives’.

“We’re going to play our full part in it. That was the call of St. Paul that we ought to be good citizens and today we ought to be good citizens playing our part in the protection of the vulnerable, in our support for the NHS and in the preserving of human life, which is so precious to God in the face of this virus.”