COVID-19 daily round up of Catholic news. 27th April 2020

UK

Bishop Egan asks for prayers that negotiations with government about re-opening of Churches go well

Catholic Church in England and Wales donates £15,000 to Hospice UK’s Covid-19 appeal to fund PPE

https://bit.ly/3eWnhyB

Europe

Italy’s bishops criticise government for failing to lift the ban on public Masses as part of “phase 2” of lifting the coronavirus lockdown restrictions

https://bit.ly/2Y9GqXO

German young Catholics post video “Dear German Bishops! Please give us back our Holy Mass!”

Austrian bishops’ conference confirms that public liturgies will begin again from May 15
https://bit.ly/2KGcVVu

USA

US priest argues spiritual and psychological health demands that churches are re-opened

https://bit.ly/2SbgOpR

US priest makes the case for the bishops discussing with state governors the re-opening of churches and the re-commencement of public Masses

https://bit.ly/3bInymT

Former secretary for public affairs of the US Bishops’ conference makes the case for keeping the churches closed

https://bit.ly/3cVT8hc

Finally, Cardinal Burke says its unacceptable that Catholics are unable to receive the sacraments and argues the Church should do better in response to COVID-19