COVID-19 daily round up of Catholic news. 23rd April 2020

UK

At least 400 people a day are dying from coronavirus in UK care homes

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Catholic volunteer chaplain — Ordinariate priest — at the London NHS Nightingale Hospital posts new blog about his experience of being tested for PPE

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Fr David Palmer gives an account of being called out to minister to a patient in a COVID-19 ICU ward

Commonwealth

Canadian province reverses ban on drive-in religious services

https://bit.ly/2yGG3ZX

Europe

Vatican City prepares to ease coronavirus restrictions in May, while “safeguarding the health precautions to limit contagion”

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Several Catholic churches in Switzerland are offering prepackaged consecrated hosts for the faithful to pick up and take home

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45,000 Italians have joined facebook group where family testimonies are being gathered for magistrates to prosecute health officials for COVID-19 negligence

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President of the Spanish Evangelical Alliance explains how surviving COVOD-19 has changed his faith

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To mark Earth Day, Francis says natural disasters are the unforgiving earth’s revenge for mankind’s sins against the environment

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World

The COVID-19 pandemic could double the number of people facing acute hunger around the world to 265 million by the end of this year

https://bit.ly/3bzehgO

Finally, following the closure of churches a priest in the Philippines is hearing confessions in the street