Kieran Goss

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Midlands Priests To Wear Face Visors To Serve Communion

Up to 50 people are now allowed to gather at a place of worship.

Priests will be wearing face visors as they serve communion at the first Sunday masses since the lifting of lockdown rules.

Up to 50 people are now allowed to gather at a place of worship under the government regulations.

It's now nineteen weeks since Catholic bishops cancelled mass because of the pandemic.

Francis Duffy, Bishop of Ardagh and Clonmacnoise, which covers parts of Westmeath and Offaly, says clergy and parish volunteers have made a lot of changes to make things safe:

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