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

UK

More than 16,000 people have died from COVID-19 in UK care homes, according to the latest official figures – almost a third of all fatalities

https://bit.ly/3fBcMjw

Europe

German archdiocese celebrates Corpus Christi with photos of monstrance in profane places — playground, on a trophy room shelf, and on a park bench

https://bit.ly/2USU92Z

North Italian bishop who almost died of COVID-19 celebrated an outdoor evening Mass with 400 doctors, nurses, staff & volunteers observing safe-distance regs

https://bit.ly/3fzdhe9

USA

NYC workers weld gates shut at park in Jewish community over social distancing — so they cut the lock in defiance protesting double-standards

https://7ny.tv/3e9pzcY

NYC contact tracers are not asking coronavirus-infected people whether they attended BLM protests

https://bit.ly/2ACasu9

Study shows US dioceses with highest and lowest COVID-19 infection rates

https://bit.ly/3d9lV1h

World

World Bank estimate COVID-19 will push 71 million into extreme poverty, measured at the international poverty line of $1.90 per day

https://bit.ly/3fzHXvW

Finally, more protests about the double-standards being applied to churches