A Catholic church in Brooklyn, New York, USA reopened yesterday (26th), but in order to maintain social distance, the church used yellow tape similar to the police blockade to separate the seats. Some people laughed and said that there were more crime scenes than religious places.
The church was closed on March 20 due to the new crown virus, and it was recently reopened to the believers on the 26th with the approval of Brooklyn Bishop Di Mazio. As you can see from the photo, the church seats are sealed with yellow tape similar to those commonly used by police officers, safely separating up to 10 worshipers. In addition, the church posted different notices that required people to wear masks and maintain a 6-foot social distance. Some netizens left messages on Facebook photos, laughing that the church has now become a “crime scene or construction site.”
At present, Catholic churches in Brooklyn and Queens are only open for private prayers and dedication, while mass is still conducted online. Funerals, baptisms and weddings are allowed, but no more than 10 people are allowed and masks must be worn. Di Mazio reminded Catholics not to expect to restore the church life in the past, and pointed out that a series of changes will be made to keep everyone healthy and safe during prayer and worship. “I have faith and faithfulness as God Children, we will respond to the challenges ahead. “