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

UK

UK Government has lumped churches with pubs, cinemas, and hairdressers as premises that must stay closed at least until 4 July.

https://bit.ly/2SWBySp

Commonwealth

Already struggling with low attendance and a lack of revenue, the Church in Quebec faces an even more uncertain future due to COVID-19

https://bit.ly/2AjR3xs

Europe

French poor and excluded say faith has helped them endure COVID-19 and lockdown

https://bit.ly/3cnH9ZV

Portuguese army deploys 3,500 troops to stop the faithful getting to the Shrine at Fatima for the 13th May feast day

https://bit.ly/3fEjvdo

Overview of the situation facing the Church in various European countries due to COVID-19 restrictions

https://bit.ly/2LgufAZ

USA

Archbishop Lucas, acting bishop of Lincoln, has left the decision to reopen up to each individual parish

https://bit.ly/2SRN5T2

Bishop Stika of Knoxville says he’ll ban the faithful from their parish churches if they insist on receiving communion on the tongue

https://bit.ly/3bpN8vP