A working group of the Scottish bishops, chaired by Argyll and the Isles Bishop Brian McGee, decided that Masses will not be back before "at least" 2021.
According to DumbartonReporter.co.uk (May 13), McGee said that “parish life cannot quickly return to normal until a vaccine or a treatment is available.”
He believes that online masses have supported Catholics “in safe ways.” His prediction, “Even when churches reopen, parish activities will still be greatly restricted.”
It's not certain at all that a COVID-19 vaccine will be found. Previous attempts to develop vaccines for viruses in the coronavirus family (like SARS, MERS) have failed although they have been a priority for governments around the world.
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