COVID-19 daily round up of Catholic news. 25th June 2020

UK

Cardinal Nichols explains how Mass will be celebrated following the lifting of some lockdown restrictions — extra Masses and no Sunday obligation

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The National Fire Chiefs Council confirmed that “hand sanitiser kept in cars do not pose a fire risk”, after NHS bosses issued a warning to staff

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Europe

Francis accuses priests who continued to say public Mass for the faithful and to hear confessions during lockdown of behaving like “adolescents”

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WHO warns that thirty countries in Europe have seen an increase in new COVID-19 cases over the past two weeks

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USA

“Sisters on the Frontlines” fundraising effort aims to give 1,000 sisters $1,000 each to help most vulnerable in the USA cope with impact of COVID-19

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US article asks — Coronavirus Cases Are Climbing Again. So What? accusing the media of scaremongering for political reasons

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World

Singapore adopts cautious approach in resuming Masses, restricting parishioners to attending only one church to stop ‘Mass hopping” spreading the virus

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Finally, priests in Germany forced to take PPE to extremes