COVID-19 daily round up of Catholic news. 14th May 2020

UK

Cardinal Nichols talks about how we can safely re-open churches for private prayer on Radio 4’s Today Programme

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Commonwealth

Archbishop of Singapore calls for support for the Church’s charitable work as COVID-19 results in drastic fall in donations

https://bit.ly/35Y4EX3

Europe

Cdl. Müller says no bishop has the right to ban public Masses, challenging the authority of the Italian PM to enforce the closure of churches

https://bit.ly/3cwTsDf

French bishop writes pastoral letter denouncing the ‘violation’ of Catholics’ right to ‘participate freely in Mass’

https://bit.ly/3buNPDZ

Shrine at Fatima empty of pilgrimes for 13th May anniversary

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The shrine at Lourdes will be partially reopened to the public on May 16

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USA

Wisconsin Supreme Court Strikes Down Governor’s Stay-at-Home Order, resulting in the lifting of caps on the size of gatherings and allowing people to travel

https://bit.ly/3bwmXUq

Finally, photo of Dublin priests hearing confessions in church car park goes viral

https://bit.ly/2y14f9x