COVID-19 daily round up of Catholic news. 17th August 2020


Catholic Sir Iain Duncan Smith says COVID-19 has exposed extent of slavery in UK


India is entering a dangerous new phase of rising infections in small towns and villages with limited access to healthcare

Cardinal suspends Mass, confession as New Zealand clamps down on COVID again


Second wave looms as France reports more than 12,000 new coronavirus cases

Florence’s 400-year-old ‘wine windows’ undergo renaissance thanks to coronavirus crisis — originating during the Black Death pandemic


Church defies city restraining order despite threats of mass arrests and armed guards

The rise of the ‘snitch’ culture in leftist cities and universities — “the left wants you to rat out other Americans with contact tracing”

A reflection on the impact of COVID-19 — We are not made to be alone

And finally, a close up of a Florentine ‘wine-window’