Can Christmas be defended

Christmas with Corona: Söder defends curfew for churches on Christmas Eve against criticism

The Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder defended the curfew on Christmas Eve against criticism from the Catholic bishops. "I would not have found it right not to make an exception for families, but for the churches," said the CSU chief of our editorial team. It was also about the question of being able to control the curfew at Christmas when many people were on the street because of the church services.

Markus Söder: Christmas big challenge in times of Corona

"Of course, the churches have the opportunity to hold services throughout the day," emphasized the Prime Minister. This Christmas is one of the greatest challenges of the entire pandemic because of countless family contacts. Without a curfew, the infection rate threatens to worsen “Christmas is not just a normal celebration. As we all know, there is often the party after the celebration. "

The Bavarian Catholic dioceses on Tuesday called for the services to be extended over the entire evening, with the exception of the curfew.

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