AFRICA/MOROCCO - "There is still a lot of fear, but finally our churches have reopened!"

Saturday, 25 July 2020 coronavirus   mass   liturgy   faith   local churches  


Fés (Agenzia Fides) - "The government has rewarded the discipline of the Moroccan population who, with patience and stoicism, faced a long lockdown", writes to Agenzia Fides Father Matteo Revelli, priest of the Society for African Missions.
"Places of worship, mosques, churches and temples, despite all the precautions, were able to welcome their faithful, including my parishioners, who 99% are students and workers of sub-Saharan Africa who came to Morocco for study or work reasons", continues Fr. Revelli who, in Fés, is the parish priest of St. Francis of Assisi and for 13 years has been involved in the animation of the parish.
"However - he underlines - there is still a lot of fear and the alert is high. Even during the distribution of the Eucharist I was amazed to see that many hesitated to queue to receive it". "The bad memories of the epidemic are still alive", concludes the missionary. (MR/AP) (Agenzia Fides, 25/7/2020)