Ireland’s Catholic archbishops are taking legal advice over the Health Minister’s move to ban public masses and other religious services in church.
Stephen Donnelly signed the law making them a criminal offence last week.
Bishop of Elphin, Kevin Doran described the move, coming so late into restrictions, as ‘offensive’.
The Primate of All-Ireland, Eamon Martin says the measure was introduced without notice or consultation, and is a breach of trust.
Bishop Kevin Doran, speaking during Mass from Sligo Cathedral this morning, says people didn’t need to be told as they have been staying away throughout the pandemic.