Orange Church Sues Health Director Over Coronavirus Shutdown


May 15, 2020

By Alfred Branch

The lawsuit argues that a March 16 order by the Orange Health Department​ went beyond an order issued by Gov. Ned Lamont.

A Catholic church in Orange is suing the town’s health director for canceling religious services during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, writes the New Haven Register.

Our Lady of Sorrows Church on Spring Street claims in a federal lawsuit that Dr. Amir Mohammad discriminated against the church by ordering the cancellation of its services. Bridgeport attorney C. Christian Young filed the lawsuit in United States District Court on behalf of the Rev. Bernard Champagne, the church’s 87-year-old priest.

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