Berlin archdiocese bans unvaccinated from most church services during Advent and Christmas

… The Archdiocese of Berlin will effectively segregate vaccinated and unvaccinated faithful during Advent and Christmastime

… harsh restrictions in a communiqué published Friday on its official website

… from November 27 onward, the so-called 2G rule will apply

… 2G rule allows only people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or who have recently recovered from the disease to attend all church services

… The faithful will have to show proof of vaccination or immunization upon entry

… Masses according to the less restrictive so-called 3G rule will only be celebrated once a day on Sundays and feast days

… 3G rule allows unvaccinated people … attend Mass at specific times, provided they show a negative COVID test upon entry

… Holy Water stoups will remain empty, and the faithful wishing to attend church services must wear a mask at all times and may not receive Holy Communion on the tongue