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.
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