COVID-19 daily round up of Catholic news. 3rd July 2020

UK

Children needing foster care has risen by 44% during COVID-19 while the number of people looking to become foster parents plummeted by nearly half

https://bit.ly/3dWblLq

Archbishop John Wilson says a ‘real’ thank you to the NHS involves proper funding and treating staff with dignity

https://bit.ly/2ZBCNsK

Church End, a small, deprived neighbourhood in Brent, north London, has lost 36 residents to COVID-19

https://bit.ly/3dVVqwN

Europe

Cardinal Michael Czerny, SJ on ordination amid coronavirus – a call for humility and courage

https://bit.ly/2NUgvgw

USA

The Archdiocese of San Francisco has agreed to stop celebrating public Mass indoors and to restrict outdoor services after threats from city officials

https://lat.ms/31IOII6

A group of Catholic priests has anointed 1,100 extremely ill or dying COVID-19 patients in eastern Massachusetts & none have contracted the virus

https://bit.ly/2VI6kQw

Over 16 weeks, one Mormon community has dispatched 240 truckloads of food. Each truck carries 40,000 pounds of food, enough to feed 1,400 people for a week

https://bit.ly/2Ztu0co

World

Could there be a ‘double whammy’ of COVID-19 and influenza in Latin America?

https://bit.ly/2C61ANn

Finally, various home-made altars for adoration in families’ gardens in south Wales