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Orthodox churches empty for Easter amid pandemic


Millions of people across the orthodox Christian world have been marking Easter even though many governments have restricted the public from attending religious services David Bamford ripples restrictions have been imposed in mainly orthodox countries stretching from Cyprus to Russia but the rules have not always been fully observed increase in plain clothes officers kept watch on closed churches where midnight mass would normally have been the main event in Georgia dozens of worshipers attended a midnight mass in the capital Tbilisi despite a nationwide curfew in Bulgaria while most watch midnight mass on TV hundred still attended outdoor services they must go to the head of the Russian Orthodox Church held mass with no members of the public

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