COVID-19 daily round up of Catholic news. 22nd May 2020

UK

Diocese of Middlesbrough prepares for a “Virtual Pilgrimage” to Lourdes after their annual visit to the French shrine was cancelled.

https://bit.ly/3eaTCjS

Europe

More evidence that people are turning to prayer in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

https://bit.ly/3gdDqQS

USA

The churches are not being treated with respect by a lot of the Democrat governors. I want to get our churches open, says President Trump

US Department of Justice challenges the “unequal treatment of faith communities” in California’s coronavirus reopening plan

https://bit.ly/3cUrn97

Doctors in Northern California say they have seen more deaths from suicide than from COVID-19, seeing a “year’s worth of suicides” in the last four weeks alone

https://washex.am/2XjFaiJ

Chicago has started fining churches that hold religious services noncompliant with stay-at-home orders, fining 3 churches for holding services on Sunday

https://washex.am/3bTOe3f

Finally, for the first time in 600 years of history of devotion to Our Lady of the Forsaken Valencia commemorated her feast day behind closed doors and without faithful