Anglicans won't open churches yet

Despite supporting the decision to reopen places of worship, Anglicans won’t open their churches - just yet. In a letter sent to members, the Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, Thabo Makgoba, stated that experts he sought advice from reckon it’ll take about a month or two, if not longer, to determine the church’s readiness to reopen. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The Anglican Church of Southern Africa says a decision to open churches will depend on several elements. 

Despite supporting the decision to reopen places of worship, Anglicans won’t open their churches just yet.

In a letter sent to members, the Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town Thabo Makgoba stated that experts he sought advice from reckon it will take about a month or two -- if not longer -- to determine the church’s readiness to reopen. 

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Makgoba says the church will embark on a phased-in approach.

"We need to look at what a phased reopening of our faith will look like," he said.

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that religious gatherings are permitted under Level 3 of the lockdown, which began on Monday.

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However, strict COVID-19 prevention regulations must be enforced.

Many church organisations have welcomed the decision, but they are calling for a cautious approach.

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