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Navy Reverses Suspension of Contract Priests, But Future Remains Uncertain

On Aug. 20, Vice Adm. Yancy Lindsey, Commander, Navy Installations Command, announced that “religious services will be cut at bases where those services are readily available in the surrounding community outside the base” in order to “reduce redundancies and capture efficiencies” as part of a national realignment. Commander, Navy Installations Command, commonly referred to as…

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US Navy Forbids Its Sailors the Sacraments

UPDATE – July 9, 2020: The United States Navy has issued a new, clarified policy statement on the question of service members attending indoor religious services, which states that nothing about their guidance “should be construed to restrict attendance at places of worship where attendees are able to appropriately apply COVID-19 transmission mitigation measures, specifically social…

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