Coptic Church in Egypt will keep churches closed until 27 June

The churches of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Egypt (the Copts make up at least 12% of the country’s population) will remain closed until the 27th of June.

This decision was taken today by the Synod of the Coptic Church led by Pope Tawadros II, given the increasing number of cases of the coronavirus in the country. Experts are unable to determine when it will reach its peak, that is the top of the curve.

The only exception regarding church services will be on the Day of the Pentecost, on the 7th of June, that will be celebrated behind closed doors. Only priests and the necessary church staff will attend the celebration. The churches of the Coptic Church have remained closed since the 21st of March.

Source: ANA-MPA