COVID-19 daily round up of Catholic news. 13 January 2021

UK

Covid-19 has made UK public kinder, survey finds

https://bit.ly/3smkQfl

Canon Thomas White has launched a judicial review of the SNP led Scottish Government’s decision to close places of worship last week.

https://bit.ly/2LNl0f7

Scotland’s Catholic bishops view COVID-19 lockdown of churches as unfair

https://bit.ly/3bCzucu

BBC report on Church of England and Muslims stopping communal worship in Norwich, while Catholics keep churches open for Mass

https://bbc.in/3nBToa1

Europe

Covid-19 claims lives of over 200 priests in Italy since start of pandemic

https://bit.ly/3qlfjDR

Archbishop Eamon Martin and Archbishop Dónal McKeown announce cessation of public Mass for one month

https://bit.ly/39xw0oU

Many now carrying heavy crosses due to Covid-19, Catholic Primate says

https://bit.ly/3qi87bL

World

China locks down city over Covid, blaming Catholic congregation

https://bit.ly/3oGwbF1

Philippines’ Catholics show devotion to statue amid super-spreader worries due to attendance of 400,000

https://reut.rs/38DADhV

Covid-19: The Philippines and its lockdown baby boom

https://bbc.in/35CpSL2

And finally, a priest brings the Blessed Sacrament to a family in Italy