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

UK

New Law Commissioner indicates posting “anti-vaccine propaganda” on social media could become criminal offence

https://bit.ly/2SV72s8

Commonwealth

Australia’s Catholic churches remained locked on the 200th anniversary of the arrival of the nation’s first state-sanctioned priests

https://bit.ly/3brv4kM

LifeSite New’s petition rejecting mandatory coronavirus vaccination has gone viral attracting 100,000 signatures in 24 hours

https://bit.ly/2zs5oY9

Europe

Swedish cardinal condemns government’s relaxed approach to the Covid-19 pandemic and its effect on the most vulnerable

https://bit.ly/3fGJssU

Despite an intense outcry from the clergy and the faithful, the French government has decided to maintain suspension of public Masses, re-opening old wounds

https://bit.ly/3bpGypb

USA

Hundreds of California evangelical pastors plan to defy ban on religious gatherings starting May 31

https://bit.ly/2LmCcVd

Minnesota Catholic bishops develop a gradual multi-phased approach for returning to Masses

https://bit.ly/2zwC5DM

Finally, over 65 churches and Christian movements have come together online to sing a blessing over our land.