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Church caught in middle, say leaders


Church caught in middle, say leaders
Leader of the Opposition Bishop Joseph Atherley. (FILE)

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There are some people who are trying to make the church a scapegoat for COVID-19 outbreaks, declares Bishop Joseph Atherley.

However, he added, there are some church leaders who give their followers the impression that their faith provides some type of immunity from the deadly virus.

Atherley, who is Opposition Leader and senior minister at Better Life Assembly, as well as president of the Barbados Christian Council (BXC), Reverend Dr Cicely Athill-Horsford, warned against such a practice.

Their opinions came yesterday, a day after health officials revealed that a church and a business place were at the centre of a surge in COVID-19 cases. That St Michael church has insisted that it followed the protocols as instructed by authorities. (AC)

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