17 Aug 2020: Archbishop Peter Machado recently issued a circular regarding opening of churches, in consultation with the Government of Karnataka, we have been granted permission to keep the churches open in the city parishes from the 18th of August 2020. However there will be no public services or gatherings considering the current situation. This is because the Government anticipates community spread of COVID-19. Archbishop emphasised that it's our utmost duty and responsibility not to be part of spreading the virus in any form and any place, including our churches. All precautionary measure are being taken to sanitise our churches.
The situation will be reviewed again after the 10th of September 2020.