COVID-19 daily round up of Catholic news. 11th August 2020


Oldham becomes UK’s new coronavirus hotspot after nearly 150 people are struck down by the virus in a week


Italy’s last outpost against abortion has fallen with the Health Minister give mothers the “right” to murder their babies at home using the chemical RU486

New data suggest Sweden’s oft-derided approach of not locking down may have paid off in the long run with its COVID deaths dropping to near-zero


US Church leaders seek aid for Catholic students in coronavirus relief bill

Pastor Rob McCoy of Godspeak Calvary Chapel, California, defies restraining order by holding indoor worship

Gov. Cuomo’s administration stops grieving woman who lost in-laws to COVID-19 from testifying at hearings on NY nursing home deaths


Dr. Li-Meng Yan, a Chinese virologist, claims novel coronavirus that originated in military laboratories overseen by China’s People’s Liberation Army

Professor Giuseppe Tritto, an internationally known expert in biotechnology and nanotechnology, says Wuhan virus was engineered

And finally, some black humour about COVID-19