MANILA – The Diocese of Cubao has extended the suspension of holding of public masses until the end of the month.
Cubao Bishop Honesto Ongtioco said the measure is in compliance with President Rodrigo Duterte’s approval of the extension of the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon until April 30 amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.
“Yes, we will follow the government’s extension of quarantine. We seek for the good of all,” he said in a message.
Meanwhile, Archdiocese of Manila Apostolic Administrator Bishop Broderick Pabillo said they will discuss on Wednesday the extension of suspension of masses in the archdiocese.
At the same time, he urged the government to fast-track its efforts in providing assistance to the people especially the less fortunate.
“We follow the government on quarantine protocols but we ask that the government should speed up providing help to the poor and the daily wage earners. We in the church continue to provide for the people spiritual and material help,” he added.
Church activities in Luzon have been suspended in connection with the imposition of the enhanced community quarantine to help curb the spread of Covid-19.
Online masses through social media accounts of different churches in Metro Manila are being held every day where the faithful are encouraged to participate. (PNA)