In Germany, opened the main Catholic Church of the country – the famous Cologne Cathedral. On Sunday morning, according to the German press, there took place the first after a seven-week quarantine service.

the Mass is held under strict restrictions: the service allowed only the priests, the singers and a few journalists. As reported, starting from Wednesday it will prevent and the congregation. But not more than 122 people and previously sent request.

According to the cardinal Rainer Maria Velky, during the previous seven weeks of mass from the Cathedral was broadcast online, but now “we can together to experience the mystery of the divine”.

Members of the mass in the future would have to wear a mask, and be seated in clearly marked locations, at a distance of two meters from each other. For communion you have to pass through a specially marked path, and wafers are transferred under a plastic cap. Will sing only the chorus – congregation is prohibited.

meanwhile, in Norway is more cautious in opening of the famous public spaces. Built by the Spanish architects of the new Museum for his famous compatriot artist Edvard Munch, they plan to hold its Grand opening only in the late autumn. In the hope that the pandemic will subside and you will be invited to the Vernissage as many admirers of the painter.

During his life, Munch has left 40 thousand paintings, graphic works, letters and working tools. Two-thirds of all of this, the artist donated to the city of Oslo, where he died in 1944. But only a small part of the collection was able to sleep in the open in 1963, the Museum of the artist.

moreover, after the theft of “Scream” and “Madonna,” the Museum had to reinforce security measures, which led to the reduction in exhibition space.

As told the German Agency DPA, the Museum Director Stein Olav Henriksen, the new large Museum will be a place all exhibits belonging to Edvard Munch.