Roman Catholic Church in N.L. contemplates measures to deal with H1N1

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ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - The Roman Catholic Church in Newfoundland and Labrador is contemplating measures to deal with the swine flu.
Bishop Martin Currie of the Archdiocese of St. John's says some of the things under consideration are the removal of holy water from church entrances.
Currie says they're also encouraging parishioners, and even priests, not to come to church if they are not feeling well.
"The elderly and the young - we need to be quite sensitive to them who are more vulnerable," says Currie.
He says hand sanitizers have been placed in many churches.
"Anyone who's going to be giving out communion, or whatever, is asked to clean their hands with hand sanitizer before they do that," says Currie.
He adds that "no one is obliged to receive from the cup and no one is obliged to shake hands."
The archdiocese is currently reviewing a set of guidelines from church authorities.

Organizations: Roman Catholic Church in N.L., Roman Catholic Church in Newfoundland and Labrador

Geographic location: ST. JOHN'S

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