The archbishop also urged church members to get sanitisers, adding that communion will now be received on the palm.
Due to the spread of Coronavirus, the Catholic Church in Lagos has decided to suspend some of its practices.
The first case of Coronavirus was recorded in Nigeria on Thursday, February 27, 2020, after a 44-year-old Italian came into the country during the week.
In a statement on Saturday, Catholic archbishop of Lagos, Alfred Martins said the church’s decision to suspend sprinkling of holy water and handshake during mass is “in the light of this present circumstance.”
Also, in a bid to reduce the number of gatherings in churches, Martins said stations of the cross which is usually done in public will now be done privately.
According to news Report , the archbishop also advised church members to get sanitisers, adding that communion will now be received on the palm.

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