The mayor of Agnone, Campobasso, an Italian town of 5.000 inhabitants, forbad all public Masses, after 23 Covid tests turned out to be "positive" in one day.
According to LaNuovaBq.it (February 26), the mayor used this ridiculous number to allow only funerals with up to 10 people. His argument: Other mayors in the area have done the same.
Trivento Bishop Claudio Palumbo "accepts" the ban. His vicar general told LaNuovaBq.it that “health comes first,” saying that he saw “no problem” with the closures, and expressing his belief that the mayor must have had his reasons.
The Lateran Pacts between Italy and the Vatican explicitly say that the state as no right to interfere in the Church's public worship.
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