Priest Forced To Close His Church
Irish Daily Mirror|February 24, 2021
A Priest says he was forced to close his church doors after a complaint was made to gardai about the number of worshippers.
Cathy Lee

But Fr Joe Power insisted no more than 20 people have attended services in St Brigid’s in Kilrush, Co Wexford.

Under Level 5 restrictions, masses can be held online and churches can remain open only for private prayer.

Fr Power said: “From the word go, I was told we could leave the church doors open for private prayer and participation and that’s what I’ve done, I’ve adhered to the law. It seems to me there was a crank or maybe cranks, but they maintain that there were huge crowds coming to mass and that is totally untrue.

“Last weekend as a result of the complaint, I had to keep the doors of the church closed during mass.

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