Canadian archbishop: Only fully vaccinated can attend Mass

Published Sep 19 2021 at 4:48 AM GMT
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  • Anyone age 12 or over attending a gathering at Catholic churches, rectories or community centers under the responsibility of the Archdiocese of Moncton must present proof that they are fully vaccinated, the archdiocese announced Friday.
  • The new policy applies to all religious celebrations, Sunday and weekday Masses, baptisms, wedding and funerals, parish and pastoral meetings, catechesis, and social meetings.
  • The archdiocese's announcement comes in the wake of new provincial government rules set to take effect Tuesday requiring proof of vaccination to access certain events, services, and businesses.
  • Fewer than 50 people have died from COVID-19 in the province of New Brunswick since the pandemic began, according to government statistics.



  • Published Sep 19, 2021 4:48 AM GMT