COVID-19 daily round up of Catholic news. 15th June 2020

UK

Archbishop George Stack expects the Welsh government to announce a date for the reopening of places of worship before the end of June

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Has the coronavirus caused a spike in abortions in the UK?

https://bit.ly/3hox0Pk

Commonwealth

Bangladesh archbishop critically ill with COVID-19, diocese requests special prayers and sacrifices for speedy recovery

https://bit.ly/2YzIwPi

USA

NY governor & NYC mayor sued by 2 Catholic priests and 3 Jews for violation of civil rights by prejudicial orders and selective enforcement of COVID-19 restrictions

https://bit.ly/2YA2QQM

New York officials knew there were hundreds of empty hospital COVID-19 beds as they ordered elderly COVID-positive patients returned to nursing homes

https://bit.ly/3fpLa0J

Catholic dad calls out Cardinal Cupich for severely restricting sacraments, despite Illinois governor allowing unrestricted public Masses since end of May

https://bit.ly/30FeFrs

World

Brazilian bishops resist government push to reopen as infections rise

https://bit.ly/3frXtK0

Filipino bishop writes letter to senior churchgoers to ask them to set a good example to the young by staying home

https://bit.ly/37yTOHS

Finally, more COVID-19 humour H/T The Diocese of Algoma