Ebola: Catholic Church suspends ‘sign of peace’, Anglican suspends handshake

5 years ago by: Bobcat Davies
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As the fear of the spread of Ebola sweeps across Nigeria, Catholic churches in Lagos have suspended the 'sign of peace' where the congregation shake hands during mass. While some Anglican churches have suspended handshakes during communion.

The Archbishop of Lagos Adewale Martins released a statement yesterday saying that while the handshakes have been suspended, Catholic priests should continue the traditional hand to mouth method of given Holy Communion for now, but asked the priest to make sure their hands don't touch the tongues of the recipient. He also said Holy Water bowls usually placed at the entrance of churches should be discontinued to contain the spread of the virus.

In the same vain, the Primate of the Church Of Nigeria Anglican Communion the Most Reverend Nicholas Okoh today suspended shaking of hands during the exchange of the peace. He also suspended the age long mouth method of administering communion. He said this is aimed at preventing the spread of the disease through physical contact.



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beneno (m) at 10-08-2014 10:05PM
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ok o  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
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dareper (m) at 10-08-2014 10:15PM
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They should also suspend body contact too
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ficull (m) at 10-08-2014 10:16PM
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The fear of Ebola is the begining of wisdom..
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otagermo (m) at 10-08-2014 10:25PM
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Anti Christ in action...but why must his destination be in Africa? Our good God is not asleep
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chicco77 (f) at 10-08-2014 10:27PM
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Neglito (m) at 10-08-2014 11:00PM
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Good
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dickman2 (m) at 10-08-2014 11:01PM
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
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deboalabi262 (m) at 10-08-2014 11:41PM
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 Huh? Huh? Huh?

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mensch (m) at 11-08-2014 03:12AM
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it is good so.
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seveneleven (m) at 11-08-2014 04:12AM
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this is getting serious
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Nicksam (m) at 11-08-2014 11:13AM
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BEST
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nobleladyG (f) at 11-08-2014 11:34AM
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God will understand

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NaWahooo (f) at 11-08-2014 01:18PM
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RIGHT MOVE  Smiley
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SOGaiya (m) at 11-08-2014 01:19PM
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o God heal our country
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winace (f) at 11-08-2014 01:46PM
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Yesterday at d church, Bishop circular read dat communion shld be place in d hand of d communicants for them to put it in their mouths themselves. And on sunday mass, doctors shld be educate parishioners abt ebola nad precautions.
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locomo (m) at 11-08-2014 02:25PM
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Prevention (NO HAND SHAKE) is better than cure (EBOLA VIRUS)
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schmit (f) at 11-08-2014 03:15PM
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Na wa oo
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osarobo62 (m) at 11-08-2014 03:48PM
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they should also suspend church offering and tithing
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udegeorge (m) at 11-08-2014 03:55PM
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 Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley LOVELY!!!!!!!!
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