In his announcement, Metropolitan Cleopas of Sweden and all Scandinavia announced that the faithful who entered the Cathedral of St. George in Stockholm must wear a face mask. The compulsory use of face mask starts from Sunday, January 3, 2021, until further notice.
“As a Church, we have the duty to protect the health of our members, the visitors of the Cathedral and the clergy,” said the Metropolitan of Sweden.
Read the full announcement of Metropolitan Cleopas of Sweden:
Because some of our brothers, who have recently recovered from the COVID-19 disease, visit St. George’s Cathedral in Stockholm to receive the Holy Communion, and they are right to do so, but they do not wear a mask, despite our repeated recommendations. Therefore, from Sunday, January 3, 2021 and until further notice, those who wear a face mask will be allowed to enter the church. If some do not care about the others’ health because they have recovered, as a Church we have the duty to protect the health of our members, the visitors of the Cathedral and the clergy.
Happy New Year!
+ Metropolitan Cleopas of Sweden