COVID-19 daily round up of Catholic news. 25th January 2021

UK

Police fine funeral director £10,000 for 150 attendance at funeral held at Catholic Church of Our Lady, Queen of Apostles, Welwyn Garden City

https://bbc.in/39ZjuPu

Northern Ireland priest’s praise as frontline staff weep for man dying of COVID-19

https://bbc.in/2KMqerb

Is it OK to eat during online Mass?’: how the faithful handle lockdown

https://bit.ly/2NpHbIT

Covid deaths higher among low-paid workers in England and Wales, analysis shows

https://bit.ly/2Yckt9h

Jeremy Hunt MP, Former Health Secretary, says medical-grade masks should be compulsory in shops

https://bit.ly/366MOlV

Faith leaders ‘vital’ in encouraging vaccine take-up says Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick

https://bit.ly/39gzu07

Europe

Cardinal Müller says we cannot put all our hopes in a vaccine that will never be a medicine for immortality or that could guarantee us a life without suffering.

https://bit.ly/3sPJe9z

European countries mandate medical-grade masks over homemade cloth face coverings

https://bit.ly/3ci89MS

Pontifical Academy for Life urges quick action to increase production of Covid-19 vaccines

https://bit.ly/3sVonBB

And finally, a cartoon protesting the Church’s response to COVID-19