Catholics hold protest against non-essential classification

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Members of the Catholic faith held a protest rally this afternoon at the ITC intersection. (PNC photo by Brandon Armstrong)

Although Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero has already allowed the holding of indoor Masses, members of the Catholic faith still held a protest rally this afternoon at the ITC intersection.

Holding signs with the words “We Are Essential” and “Free to Worship,” around 40 protestors sent a message to the government that they are indeed essential and would like to be treated equally along with businesses that were allowed to reopen.

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Agnes White, one of the protesters, said: “We are here to let the governor know that we are essential, that our faith is essential, and our churches should have never been closed in the first place. Our body, mind, spirit, we need to take care of our spirit just as well as our bodies.”

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She added: “Being denied to worship is the worst way a person can die. I’m tired of worshiping outside in the rain when inside the building is dry and the necessary precautions are taken. It just doesn’t make sense to me that Ross is open and our churches are closed.”

Despite Adelup’s decision to allow indoor Masses, members of the Catholic community went through with their protest with the protesters saying that they are thankful for the opportunity to express themselves.

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