COVID-19 daily round up of Catholic news. 12th June 2020

UK

Archbishop John Wilson’s pastoral letter concerning the reopening of Catholic churches for individual prayer

https://bit.ly/3dRsC9r

More details about priest of Cardiff Oratory breaking lockdown restrictions by conducting a wedding for members of the Travelling community

https://bit.ly/3hl57aN

USA

U.S. Virgin Islands governor expressly prohibits Catholics from receiving Holy Communion during Mass as the coronavirus lockdown lifts

https://bit.ly/30B6RqL

Constitutionally, religious gatherings must enjoy same rights as protest gatherings, and if the Supreme Court ruling was delivered now it be be in favor of churches

https://bit.ly/37munsG

Judge dismisses Buffalo, Rochester dioceses attempt to get millions in COVID-19 Loans

https://bit.ly/2AtJftl

According to New York City officials, public gatherings in churches are considered a health risk, while advising residents on how to have “safe sex”—even in a crowd

https://bit.ly/3hi7Lyl

U.S. ambassador for religious freedom warnd that some governments might close houses of worship for good after the coronavirus pandemic subsides

https://bit.ly/3dUDl2Q

World

WHO says COVID-19 pandemic in Africa is “accelerating”, taking 98 days to reach 100,000 coronavirus cases, and only 18 days to get to 200,000

https://politi.co/3ffQwvB

Finally, more humour about social distancing