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


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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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