Catholic faithful across the globe on Sunday marked the holy palm Sunday amid strict Covid-19 protocols.
In Mombasa the Archbishop Martin Kivuva Musonde urged the faithful to fully observe all health regulations so as to avoid contracting the deadly disease.
Bishop Kivuva said the country is in trying moments and Kenyans should abide with all the containment measures to tame the deadly virus.
The Mombasa Archdiocese Archbishop commended the government for all the efforts implemented aiming at protecting Kenyans.
Kivuva revealed that Kenyans are going through tough times with some losing their livelihoods following disruption of their sources of income.
“As we begin the holy week that will culminate with the Easter celebrations, we need to pray for our fellow Kenyans going through very tough situation during this Covid-19 pandemic,” said Kivuva during palm Sunday Mass at the Holy Ghost Cathedral church in Mombasa.
The Bishop reiterated the importance of adherence to all Covid-19 guidelines among Kenyans.
“We have lost our loved ones including church leaders that’s why we should never ignore this pandemic,” said the Man of God.
However, Catholic faithful did not mark the palm Sunday in the usual manner where they normally converge in a peaceful processession outside churches in commemoration of Jesus Christ’s arrival at Jerusalem where he was later crucified, died and ressurected the third day, Sunday.
They only marked the palm Sunday inside churches and in observation of physical distances.
The holy palm Sunday marks the beginning of the Holy week, where the Catholic faithful will also mark Good Friday this coming Friday before they welcome the Easter weekend celebrations.
Kivuva has further appealed to the Catholic faithful across the Coast region to pray for the country and as well pray for and help the less fortunate in the society.