Dear sisters and brothers in Jesus Christ

During the past days each morning has brought unexpected news about the spread of a new disease that can cause doubt and fear among us.

In this ongoing situation my advice to all is not to panic and to let yourself not be governed by fear. We will have to take precautions and follow the advice of our experts from the health sector when they tell us to avoid unnecessary gatherings and to keep our hands clean.

The leadership of the diocese has issued guidance and we will continue to pass on reports and advice concerning the spread of this disease.

I wish to remind also our pastors and our Christians to be open for all necessary changes in the ways we express our devotion to God in this demanding time.

Let us continue to pray and believe that he will guide us through this period.

“God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.“ (2. Tim. 1.7)