The important thing to the COVID-fearful is that the fear be relieved, and if causing innocent people to suffer relieves fear, it’s worth it. Later there may be monuments to the victims of unreasonable terror, and trials held with spectral evidence, but that does no good to the victims when they are in their graves. This time around, we should shut down the witch hunt before it gets started.
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.