As churches around prepare to host a string of religious services for Holy Week from this Sunday, called Palm Sunday, some seniors who attend the St Thomas Cathedral in San Thome are unhappy with the violation of pandemic time norms at this church.
They say that a cathedral which followed the norms strictly last year and was cautious in opening to church-goers now does not even care to advise the congregation to wear masks.
Says a senior women who resides in Leith Castle Street zone, “On Sundays the church is packed for Masses and few wear masks or sit apart. So we have stopped attending Mass there.”
Church-goers say that the Our Lady of Light Church in Luz has observed the SOPs, hosts more Masses to reduce attendance at each and spaces out the services and has volunteers to help people to sanitise, wear masks and sit afar inside.