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Davao still bans Sunday Masses despite eased quarantine measures

The Archdiocese of Davao has announced that it will allow public attendance in the celebration of daily Masses except on Sundays.

“Sunday Masses with the people are still prohibited because the Food and Medicine Pass does not allow the movement of people during Sundays,” read a circular letter released by the archdiocese.

From Monday to Saturday, public Masses in all parishes are allowed with a limit of 50 percent of the venue’s capacity.

The archdiocese issued the new guidelines after the government placed Davao City under the more relaxed quarantine classification.

Anticipated Sunday Mass will be allowed starting Wednesday night until Friday. During Saturdays, anticipated Mass should be celebrated any time in the afternoon.

The ban on mass gatherings during religious services such as weddings, funeral, and baptism is still in effect.

Celebrations of other sacraments are open only to a limited number of people to ensure the safety of the parish staff and the public.

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“It is important that we in the Archdiocese should cooperate with the Civil Authority who has the obligation to protect the welfare of the people, especially in this most trying time of the pandemic,” read the circular.

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