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Police interrupted a mass to check if the parishioners were wearing masks


Parishioners recalled the incident as "troubling" and "confronting."

A Catholic Mass in Perth, Australia, was disrupted when police officers stormed in to check if congregants were wearing masks, Aleteia reports. The authorities interrupted the liturgy after receiving tips about improper mask behaviour in St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church, in Mount Hawthorn.

A photo circulating on the internet shows the officer in question standing in the nave to check the details of the parishioners. 

 Patrick Horneman, who took the photo, wrote in the caption: 

“During a Catholic Mass in Perth tonight a policeman allowed himself in, strutting up the aisle demanding correct mask behavior and checking exemptions.”

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