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Coronavirus: Reformed Churches to Reopen on May 2

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.04.14.

The General Synod of the Reformed Church in Hungary issued a decree on Wednesday, asking communities to re-open churches to the public on May 2.

Reformed churches have not held public services since March 8 due to the coronavirus epidemic.

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Following an open letter of the representatives of three major Christian denominations, the government refuses to prioritize priests and other clergy in the vaccination campaign. According to the head of the Hungarian Evangelical Church, Bishop Tamás Fabiny, similar to other professions exposed to the coronavirus, pastors also deserve priority as they too risk their lives […]Continue reading

In its statement, the synod warned congregations to observe epidemic regulations and to open churches “soberly, cautiously” and gradually.

featured image: live-streamed worship from Debrecen in April 2020 (illustration); via Zsolt Czeglédi/MTI