COVID-19 daily round up of Catholic news. 7th October 2020

UK

Public Mass at an East Kilbride church has been suspended until further notice after a priest tested positive for COVID-19.

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Bishop John Keenan says that among the many terrible effects of this pandemic is a surge in cases of depression, hopelessness and suicide

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Inverness parish priest issues plea for donations for city centre parish due to sharp decline in income due to coronavirus and greatly reduced number of visitors

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Group of ecclesial communities call on Government to create a Jubilee Fund to pay off & cancel unavoidable debt accrued by poorest during lockdown

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Europe

“It doesn’t seem fair that one can get a haircut or a pedicure, but it is not permitted to go to Mass”, protest Catholics at Republic of Ireland stops public worship again

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In response to lay group’s campaign, “Stop Communion in the hand”, Polish bishops declare communion in the hand is acceptable amid pandemic

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Vatican City state makes masks compulsory outside

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Abortion-tainted mandatory COVID vaccine would be the beginning “of the Apocalypse” : Bishop Schneider

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And finally, priest sports a clerical mask