COVID-19 daily round up of Catholic news. 29th April 2020

UK

FSSP priest corrects PM by asserting that “the beating heart of this country” is not the NHS but Jesus, Savior of Man

https://bit.ly/2SkzbIM

Neurologist priest warns that the NHS has abandoned the elderly left to die in nursing homes while hospital beds are empty

https://bit.ly/2xjPazH

BBC reports on how a Catholic priest and an Imam are serving as chaplains at London’s Nightingale Hospital

https://bbc.in/2yXLioA

Europe

Following reports that Italian bishops protested the government’s continuing ban on public worship Francis has told them to obey the State

https://bit.ly/3d0gPVr

USA

In a memorandum to all U.S. attorneys US Attorney General requests that they take action against States, local governments curtailing religious freedoms

https://bit.ly/2KQ7vY1

Auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles climbed a mountain to bless with a Monstrance Southern California

Deaths among New York’s religious orders from COVID-19 continue to rise

https://bit.ly/2SmEkjL

World

Bishop Schneider says governments around the globe are using COVID-19 as a pretext to “implicitly persecute” Christians by forcing churches to close

After two months lockdown Catholic churches in South Korea have resumed public Masses maintaining strict precautions of social distancing

https://bit.ly/2VMthlS

Finally, humorous signs about COVID-19 have been appearing outside churches in the USA