COVID-19 daily round up of Catholic news. 26th June 2020

UK

England’s Catholics asked to consider avoiding Sunday Masses amid attendance limits

https://bit.ly/2BcY5F0

Commonwealth

5 reasons why Catholics should only receive Holy Communion on the tongue

https://bit.ly/2Vo9mci

Nigerian priests condemn police brutality during lockdown — 18 people have been killed by the police, according to the National Human Rights Commission

https://bit.ly/3exbW7s

Europe

French town bans prayer procession started in 1340s to ward off plague but allows music festival

https://bit.ly/31hCZjq

Archbishop Jan Pawel Lenga tells bishops they’ll ‘end up in hell’ for forcing faithful to receive communion in hand

https://bit.ly/31kVAuM

USA

Anxiety in families and children during COVID-19

https://bit.ly/2NvxUf4

Department of Justice sends letter to NYC Mayor challenging hypocrisy of COVID-19 restrictions against religious gatherings while allowing BLM protests

https://bit.ly/2ZiPLvA

World

Mexican Human Rights group cautions bishop for blaming COVID-19 on LGBT and abortion

https://bit.ly/2YypjPb

Finally, playing on the designation of the Church as ‘nonessential’ during COVID-19 this Catholic meme suggests that the Vatican is nonessential