Archbishop Kikuchi's July 12 directive asked athletes and any visitors to Tokyo to stay away from Catholic churches, referencing the 'important duty' of protecting those who 'have received God's gift of life.'
'It is advised that religious ceremonies such as Baptisms, First Holy Communions and Confirmations should not take place at this time. Further advice will follow on resumption of these ceremonies when it is safe to do so,' new advice published on the Irish government website on June 29 reads.
'California may never again place discriminatory restrictions on churches and places of worship,' Liberty Counsel Founder and Chairman Mat Staver said regarding the decision, which Liberty Counsel won on behalf of Harvest Rock Church and Harvest International Ministry.
‘The ban on public worship is not, and has not been for some time, a matter of health but of sectarianism and more specifically anti-Catholicism and anti-Christianity,’ Kathy Sinnott, a former Member of the European Parliament for Ireland, told LifeSiteNews.
Ten days later after the police disrupted a Good Friday liturgy in a Catholic church in London, two police officials were invited guests at the church addressing a docile congregation along with the local bishop.
Rebel News reporter Sheila Gunn Ried, who is at the church this morning, tweeted that 'RCMP and private Paladin security are here. RCMP have no documentation to present to the church re: closure, but are keeping members off the property.'
Coates has been in jail since February 16 for defying local COVID orders in Alberta, after refusing to agree to bail conditions which block his release unless he agrees to not hold church services amid severe lockdowns.
Upon the arrival of a statute of Our Lady of Fatima to the procession, a ‘miraculous’ change took place, as police stopped taking down names and addresses and instead backed off and ‘escorted the procession to our destination.’