Australian Christian leaders in the state of New South Wales (NSW) say they do not attend to turn away unvaccinated churchgoers despite Canberra’s claimed mandate to do so.
Sydney’s Catholic Archbishop Anthony Fisher and Anglican Archbishop Kanishka Raffel are among those who have insisted to Health Minister Brad Hazzard that attending church is an essential service and must be available to all, the Sydney Morning Herald reported Sunday.
“With Anglican Archbishop Kaniska Raffel, I would insist that ‘Jesus is Lord of all, and his gospel is a gospel for all. A “No Entry” sign at the door of the church is wholly inconsistent with the Gospel preached inside,’” Archbishop Fisher said in a September 9 statement.
Last Thursday, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian issued her “roadmap to freedom” declaring that adults who have received both doses of the coronavirus vaccine will be exempted from lockdown restrictions after NSW passes