Rio Prosecutor’s Office Calls for Suspension of Decree Opening Religious Temples

The Rio de Janeiro State Prosecutor's Office brought a civil lawsuit calling for the suspension of municipal Decree 47.461, which allows the reopening of religious temples in the city.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The city's decision authorizes the reopening of religious temples with the adoption of a number of measures such as the mandatory use of masks, the availability of alcohol 70% on the church grounds and maintaining two meters distance between congregants.

The Rio de Janeiro mayoralty decision requires those congregants who are part of risk groups, not to take part in the celebrations in person.

"The decision stems from an exercise of . . .

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