The decree was established by the Italian government in collaboration with the President of the Italian Bishops' Conference, Cardinal Bassetti. It also requires anyone attending Mass to wear a face mask.— Diane Montagna (@dianemontagna) May 7, 2020
The emasculation of the Church continues. I am sure that the Freemasons that run the Italian Government (with significant help from the Italian Bishop Conference) are going to get a thrill from watching every priest and Bishop in Italy trying to say the words of consecration wearing one of these dehumanizing dog-muzzles.
I think the goal here is to make Mass so unpleasant (because wearing one of these muzzles for an entire hour is indeed awful) that attendance at services craters even more than it already has.
In a year the world may have moved on from the Coronavirus. But the people who stop coming during the shutdown, or because they can't tolerate wearing a mask for an hour, are at-risk of never coming back at all. And that is the whole point, isn't it?