Catholic, some Lutheran churches defy state order to limit worshipers
May 21, 2020
Minnesota's Catholic Church and a conservative Lutheran denomination said Wednesday they'll resume worship services next week in defiance of Gov. Tim Walz's executive order limiting religious services to 10 people.
The Minnesota Catholic Conference and the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS) in Minnesota sent separate letters to Walz announcing they would resume worship services May 26. To date, the novel coronavirus has resulted in the death of 777 Minnesotans.