A security camera at the Catholic Church in Belham, London was captured as a Metropolitan Police this Friday Vacate the temple Because it violated the safety rules against the coronavirus.
Such as collecting sun, The incident occurred at 6:00 pm in Iglesia de Cristo Rey (Iglesia de Cristo Rey) A group of Polish immigrants. Agents stood on the altar and asked the residents of the district to go home from there.
Agents have previously verified many people attending Good Friday Mass They did not wear a mask or did not respect distance Security between them.
“Failing to follow the instructions and go home, they may end up fined 200 pounds (about 235 euros), or if they do not provide detailed information, they will be arrested. Today is Good Friday, we understand that they want to join this cult Organization, but it is illegal,” one of the agents said.
The person in charge of the temple disagreed: “We think The police brutally exceeded their power By issuing his order without a good reason, because all the government’s requirements have been met. sun.
“We believe that the municipal police have misunderstood the current guidelines for places of worship, and they stated that the reason for their intervention was due to the closure of places of worship on January 4, 2021, and that London’s places of worship continued to ban public celebrations. We regret that the rights of believers have been violated On such an important day for all believers, our worship is desecrated,” these sources said.
According to the police report, “agents found many people in the church. Some of them did not wear masks, and the people at the scene obviously did not keep their distance. We are particularly worried about the danger of spreading Covid-19. As a result of large indoor gatherings, people did not Social distancing, some people don’t wear masks. It is not safe for the officers to decide to continue this particular service. “
“Aware of the sensitivity of the situation, the officer contacted the priest outside the church. Invited to speak in the congregation“,summary report.