The Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene, famously known as the Quiapo Church, is ready to finally open its doors to the public today, Friday, June 5. However, there are going to be rules set in place that churchgoers must follow.
In an interview with TeleRadyo as reported by ABS-CBN News, vicar Fr. Douglas Badong listed down the following measures:
- Only 10 people will be allowed inside the church during masses, in compliance with the requirement of the Inter-Agency Task Force on religious gatherings
- Lay ministers will approach parishioners during Holy Communion instead of having them line up
- Only 50 people can enter the church and stay for a maximum of 5 minutes when there is no mass
- Parishioners must wear face masks, pass through the disinfection tent, and be checked by medical officers prior to entering the church
- Only a maximum of 2 people can sit per pew
Fr. Badong added that there will be floor markings outside the church where parishioners can wait for their turn to enter.
The Malacañang on Thursday, June 4, said that it will now allow mass gatherings for religious services for areas under modified general community quarantine as long as the religious institutions observe the 50% seating capacity to enforce social distancing.
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