The corona epidemic has led to closed churches and quiet bell towers in Norway. Now the church bells will ring every Saturday at 5pm to symbolize hope.
“The silence should be broken as a sign of hope. This is a corona exemption. We will ring on Saturdays at 5 pm,” says Atle Sommerfeldt of the Church of Norway.
Norwegian churches have recently switched to live broadcasting services online and have also streamed concerts and other events.
“The church must be present for people. There are many who are troubled now, and we want to show that the church is still here for prayer, conversation and hope for the future,” says Church Council leader Kristin Gunleiksrud Raaum.
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