ASIA/CHINA - On January 1, 2023, all churches and places of worship in Beijing will be open

Thursday, 29 December 2022

Beijing (Agenzia Fides) - Fides was recently informed that all churches and places of prayer in Beijing will be open on January 1, 2023. The faithful in Beijing are immensely grateful to the Lord for this decision.
The Christian faithful, deeply tried by the latest wave of the pandemic that is sweeping the country, also feel strengthened in their faith thanks to this news made public today, December 29, by the Archdiocese of Beijing.
"All churches and places of prayer in Beijing will be reopened in an orderly manner from January 1, 2023. Priority should be given to Mass and the Sacraments" - informs the archdiocese.
The press release also includes some practical guidelines, such as increasing the number of Masses and reducing their duration to allow more believers to attend by making reservations.
"Bishop Joseph Li Shan dispenses
the elderly, the seriously ill and people infected with Covid from Sunday Mass. All health provisions are in place to protect the faithful". (NZ) (Agenzia Fides, 29/12/2022)