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

Published 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 at 10:05 PM, 10/08/2014 (5 years ago)
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ok o  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
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dareper at 10:15 PM, 10/08/2014 (5 years ago)
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They should also suspend body contact too
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ficull at 10:16 PM, 10/08/2014 (5 years ago)
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The fear of Ebola is the begining of wisdom..
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otagermo at 10:25 PM, 10/08/2014 (5 years ago)
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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 at 10:27 PM, 10/08/2014 (5 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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Neglito at 11:00 PM, 10/08/2014 (5 years ago)
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Good
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dickman2 at 11:01 PM, 10/08/2014 (5 years ago)
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
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deboalabi262 at 11:41 PM, 10/08/2014 (5 years ago)
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 Huh? Huh? Huh?

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mensch at 03:12 AM, 11/08/2014 (5 years ago)
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it is good so.
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seveneleven at 04:12 AM, 11/08/2014 (5 years ago)
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this is getting serious
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Nicksam at 11:13 AM, 11/08/2014 (5 years ago)
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BEST
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nobleladyG at 11:34 AM, 11/08/2014 (5 years ago)
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God will understand

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NaWahooo at 01:18 PM, 11/08/2014 (5 years ago)
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RIGHT MOVE  Smiley
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SOGaiya at 01:19 PM, 11/08/2014 (5 years ago)
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o God heal our country
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winace at 01:46 PM, 11/08/2014 (5 years ago)
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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 at 02:25 PM, 11/08/2014 (5 years ago)
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Prevention (NO HAND SHAKE) is better than cure (EBOLA VIRUS)
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schmit at 03:15 PM, 11/08/2014 (5 years ago)
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Na wa oo
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osarobo62 at 03:48 PM, 11/08/2014 (5 years ago)
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they should also suspend church offering and tithing
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udegeorge at 03:55 PM, 11/08/2014 (5 years ago)
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 Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley LOVELY!!!!!!!!
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