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Court Case: Berlin Priest Wants Same Rights As Supermarkets

Provost Gerald Goesche's Old-Rite St. Philipp Neri church in Berlin takes legal action against the German coronavirus worship ban.

Goesche asked the Berlin administrative court to allow his congregation to worship with up to fifty faithful.

He offers to keep a distance of 1.5 meters between the believers, and to collect and store their data. A decision by the court is expected soon.

For Goesche the ban on church services is "disproportionate". If supermarkets are open, then Masses should also be allowed.

As expected, the German bishops "disapprove" of the complaint. At least nine similar complaints have already been dismissed in Germany.

According to media reports, about a dozen believers received Holy Communion in Goesche’s church on Saturday.

Picture: Gerald Goesche, #newsYlpgpdqxvu

Ultraviolet
German administrative court, no juries, just some totalitarian statist bureaucrats in fancy dress. Guess the outcome. :P
Novella Nurney
Good luck with that. From the limited experience I have had living in DE thier grocery stores are far smaller and more crowded than in the USA. There is little chance of staying 6ft from anyone the entire time you are shopping.Unless they limit number of persons in at a time.