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


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


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

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


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

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

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

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