Anglican church suspends operations

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THE Anglican Council of Zimbabwe yesterday closed all its churches, offices and schools throughout the country with immediate effect as part of containing and mitigating the spread of the deadly coronavirus (Covid-19).

In a pastoral letter, the church said: “All our churches, offices and schools should be closed indefinitely with no baptisms, no weddings, no communion, no requiem masses and no classes until further notice, as we join in the battle to stem the spread of the virus.

“Staff will now work from home. We urge all clergy to maintain the ancient pattern of daily prayer. Where possible and resources permitting live-streaming their worship.

“Clergy are also called to guide the faithful by providing them with order of service, reflections and resources material for mediation and sermons.”

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