COVID-19 daily round up of Catholic news. 6th July 2020

UK

Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury urges the government to help dioceses struggling financially as a result of the pandemic.

https://bit.ly/2Df9zIM

Ministers missed warnings in early April that staff could spread virus between care homes

https://bit.ly/31MiLyw

Europe

Donations to Archdiocese of Dublin down 80%, priests agree 25% drop in personal income and voluntary redundancy scheme for Diocesan staff in place

https://bit.ly/2NYvbLJ

Vatican donates to the World Food Programme to feed 270 million people this year amid rising hunger caused by the coronavirus pandemic

https://bit.ly/3iK4CIi

USA

Contact tracing vs. the rights of the faithful

https://bit.ly/2Z24UCe

In Tuscaloosa, Alabama, students are taking part in a contest to see who among them can catch coronavirus first at COVID-19 parties

https://bit.ly/321hDY7

World

Argentinian bishop sacks rector of the diocesan seminary because he defended seminarians’ right to receive the Eucharist on the tongue

https://bit.ly/3iE7maa

Finally, the celebration of Mass in the 21st century