COVID-19 daily round up of Catholic news. 16th August 2021

UK

Franciscan priest warns parishioners: “Do all that you can to avoid the vaccination! Your life could be in danger”

https://bit.ly/3mlkLrZ

Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has approved an aid package of nearly 200 projects to help Christian communities throughout India tackle COVID

https://bit.ly/3jXDCGH

The BBC’s vaccine cheerleader Jeremy Vine challenged by caller

https://bit.ly/3AOJmZQ

Europe

Ireland says they will no longer be taking deliveries of the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine

https://bit.ly/3sjAicJ

Lithuania’s brutal clampdown on the jab refuseniks

https://bit.ly/2XmPzOk

France’s long-time vaccine policy chief: Covid policy is “completely stupid” and “unethical”

https://bit.ly/2UkXR8i

USA

Cardinal Burke, Suffering with COVID-19, Placed on Ventilator

https://bit.ly/3yV2KEi

World

Chinese President Xi Jinping lied to the international community about the coronavirus at its outset, even though he knew it was highly contagious

https://bit.ly/3AL2VST

And finally, a cartoon protesting the double standards over COVID restrictions