COVID-19 daily round up of Catholic news. 4th May 2020

UK

Survey shows that 24% of UK adults say they have watched or listened to a religious service since lockdown

https://bit.ly/3c4TZMr

Europe

Cardinal Sarah condemns initiatives in response of COVID-19 that allow laity to pick up consecrated host in gas from churches for do-it-yourself liturgies at home

https://bit.ly/2WogsgU

USA

US Justice Department sides with Virginia church suing Gov. Northam after police threaten pastor with jail time or fine for violating the state’s coronavirus lockdown

https://bit.ly/2xCyAey

Illinois church files lawsuit against Governor J.B. Pritzker for violating the First Amendment and the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act

https://bit.ly/2Szzv6u

White House consults US bishops over lifting COVID-19 restrictions on churches

https://bit.ly/2SAO9KX

Bishop Coffey defies Maryland governor’s stay-at-home order to join protest calling on him to shut down all of the state’s abortion centers during COVID-19 pandemic

https://bit.ly/2xDg2uI

US priest 7 offers seven lockdown liturgical lessons for Post- COVID-19 Catholics

https://bit.ly/35sTBov

World

Chinese government launches new wave of persecution against Christian churches as the COVID-19 pandemic decreases

https://bit.ly/2KZDSnj