After spending Easter in confinement, scores of Christians flocked to church services across Germany on Sunday as authorities eased restrictions on religious services. Last week, the German federal government announced its decision to defer authority on measures to curb the novel coronavirus pandemic to state. As such, some states have resumed religious services, albeit with certain measures in force. Read more: Germany’s Catholic chiefs reject cardinals’ coronavirus ‘conspiracy theories “The service was like a fresh start, it was very moving,” Susanne Romberg told the AFP news agency as she exited the Berlin Cathedral, which had held its first mass since lockdown measures when into effect. For many of those attending Sunday services, the difference compared to a few months ago was palpable as restrictions included no singing, mandatory face masks and registration of attendance. ‘Experience of community’ German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier remarked on the “nice” feeling he had upon joining the faithful in mass at St. Mary’s Church in Berlin. Watch video 02:02 Share Sunday mass at the drive-in Send Facebook Twitter google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine Permalink https://p.dw.com/p/3bRfR Sunday mass at the drive-in during coronavirus outbreak “This experience of community fills human beings with confidence and strength, even… Read full this story
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