Attending Sunday mass will “once again be compulsory” for Catholics after June 14, except for the elderly and the sick, who will continue to be exempt, the Hungarian Catholic Bishops’ Conference (MKPK) said on Wednesday.
Coronavirus curfew restrictions have been lifted and it is once again possible to hold public worship throughout Hungary, the church’s leadership said, adding that the general dispensation from attending mass prompted by the epidemic has been discontinued, it added.
At the same time, county bishops have the freedom to introduce different rules based on local needs, the MKPK said.
The bishops have asked educational, social and health institutions to continue observing state regulations.
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