COVID-19 daily round up of Catholic news. 8th June 2020

UK

Cardinal Nichols responds to government allowing churches to re-open on 15 June for private, individual prayer

https://bit.ly/3dKCPnY

Commonwealth

Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer says churches should expect attendance to be restricted to 50 people, and “at the most” 100, for a year or two

https://bit.ly/2MB09sy

Europe

Eamon Martin says for churches to reopen need young volunteers to assist with cleaning, giving readings and the general ministering of the Eucharist

https://bit.ly/2MBMLnW

USA

Following challenge from Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin remove a 50-person cap on in-person religious services that did not apply to any similar secular activities

https://bit.ly/3f0aeex

How the Diocese of Brooklyn worked to ensure that religious education would continue uninterrupted for the 46,000 children enrolled in its parish programs

https://bit.ly/37bMwcE

Church bells call the faithful to prayer during the COVID-19 pandemic

https://bit.ly/3feembh

World

Dubai church choir records performances from their homes to boost the morale of frontline workers amid the coronavirus pandemic

https://bit.ly/37fDMSP

Finally, Bishop Egan tweets photo of Portsmouth’s cathedral’s preparations to re-open