The archbishop of Tijuana, Francisco Moreno Barrón, announced that next Saturday, August 15 at 10 a.m., the 101 churches belonging to the archdiocese will be opened with the ringing of the bells and a religious ritual.

“There is going to be a rite to open the main door of the parish. The door represents Christ. At 10 in the morning I begin the rite and it will last 10 minutes. It is a prayer, a song, a psalm, and then the ringing of solemn bells continues for five minutes, from 10:10 to 10:15, the ringing ends, the door opens and, the priest enters with the community reunited, ”said Moreno Barrón.

The Catholic Church asked the population not to saturate the worship centers next Saturday. All the sanitary measures issued by the Baja California health sector will be attended to. The faithful will be able to get live broadcasts of the nearest church through the social networks of Facebook and YouTube.

The Masses will only allow an attendance of 25 percent to respect the distance between parishioners. Before entering, churches should check temperatures, use anti-bacterial gel, disinfect shoes with disinfecting mats and use face masks.

The use of holy water basins will not be allowed and printed material from the masses will not be used. During the Eucharistic celebration the greeting of peace will not be allowed; heads bowing will serve as a symbol of greeting….

Since the start of the pandemic, 23 priests who tested positive for the virus have been registered in the Archdiocese of Tijuana, five active cases continue to receive medical treatment, so far one pastor has died from the virus.

The above comes from an Aug. 6 story in El Sol de Tijuana.