COVID-19 daily round up of Catholic news. 5th October 2020

UK

Leaked government document reveals that all social contact outside homes could be banned in red alert level areas but places of worship will remain open

http://dailym.ai/2GAbLwe

Europe

Focus Ireland president says COVID-19 could be turning point in fight against homelessness

https://bit.ly/2GqyZ8d

Bishop Athanasius Schneider says Christians must refuse COVID vaccine derived from aborted babies, even if it means martyrdom

https://bit.ly/3lhHotc

Albanian reflection on the role of clerics during the pandemic

https://bit.ly/2GIjqby

USA

NYC mayor orders aggressive crackdown on people not wearing a mask

https://bit.ly/34pwawf

Bishop Malooly of Wilmington remembers President Trump and first lady at diocesan Mass, offers prayers for their recovery from COVID-19

https://bit.ly/3isURN3

DOJ backs Capitol Hill Baptist over DC mayor’s worship restrictions

https://bit.ly/34pn3LY

World

Pandemic prompts drive-through pet blessing in Philippines on Feast of St Francis

https://bit.ly/33xapet

And finally, New Yorkers pray for President Donald Trump after he was diagnosed with Covid-19