Catholic and Lutheran churches in Minnesota to open ahead of Government schedule

In the US state of Minnesota, Catholic and Lutheran leaders have told the Governor they are reopening their churches for services ahead of his published schedule.

Governor Tim Walz had announced that shopping malls, beauty salons, tattoo parlours, & casinos could open, but churches must restrict services to ten people.

The Catholic bishops and Lutheran Synod, however, now say they will recommence worship services on Tuesday while instituting rigorous social distancing and hygiene protocols.

Their first Sunday services will then be held on Pentecost Sunday, May 31st.

In Ireland, public worship including Mass will not return until July 20th.