COVID-19 daily round up of Catholic news. 21st May 2020

UK

In discussions with the government the CBCEW plan a phased re-opening of churches, including open-air Masses

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Europe

France’s Conseil d’Etat rules that government has eight days to relax the ban on public religious ceremonies in places of worship, in effect since March 15

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Following recovery from COVID-19 Italian priest thanks shaman’s Voodoo ritual for the sake his health, saying in newspaper column, “You never know”.

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COVID-19 has laid bare ‘insidious disease’ of Church thinking she’s a ‘worldly institution’, says Cardinal Sarah

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Cardinal Burke warns that individuals are using COVID-19 to promote single world government, environmental causes, and radical changes to the Catholic faith

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USA

Minnesota bishops plan to defy state order by reopening public Masses on May 26

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US Catholic doctors issue a document on the indispensability of sacraments, urging bishops to reopen churches in a way that’s “safest for everybody.”

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Finally, Gloria TV posts cartoon protesting the continued closure of churches while hairdressers and shops are opened