COVID-19 daily round up of Catholic news. 30th April 2020


Responding to a significant increase in domestic abuse during the lockdown Bishop John Sherrington urges priests to raise the issue during live streamed Masses

The Anscombe Bioethics Centre, Oxford, says Catholics don’t have an “absolute duty” to boycott any COVID-19 vaccine produced aborted baby cell lines


Francis postpones Peter’s Pence Collection this years in response to COVID-19

Delayed implementation of Vatican financial reforms has weakened its ability to deal with the COVID-19 crisis claim insiders

French bishops express concern about morale of faithful following government’s decision to open school & shops on May 11th but keep churches closed till June

Polish bishops to entrust country to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and to the Blessed Virgin Mary Queen of Poland at Jasna Góra on May 3rd


Reports of laity celebrating simulations of Eucharistic consecrations during the lockdown during live streamed Masses

Diocese of Portland sets out strict protocols allowing public Masses in the parking lots of Maine’s churches

Finally, another humorous church sign in response to COVID-19 from the USA