Religious leaders have welcomed the announcement that churches can reopen for private prayer as lockdown restrictions ease.
Drive-in services will also be permitted, providing social distancing is maintained and those attending do not get out of their cars.
The leaders of the Church of Ireland, Methodist Church in Ireland, Catholic Church, Presbyterian Church in Ireland and the Irish Council of Churches all expressed their appreciation for the careful preparation that preceded the announcement, which included consultation with them.
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— Belfast Telegraph (@BelTel) May 18, 2020