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

UK

Cardinal Nichols tells Catholics that it would be a “scandal” for churches to open for private prayer at present.

https://bit.ly/2zoQC4d

Diocese of Middlesbrough introduces “dial-a-Mass” service enabling Catholics with no internet connection to listen to Sunday Masses

https://bit.ly/2SQK2L0

Europe

Italy’s government and bishops sign an agreement on Thursday to allow the faithful to attend Masses from May 18th

https://reut.rs/2WdHmJe

USA

US bishops recommend Mass attendance on a first-come, first-served basis or on a rotational basis to allow social distancing

https://bit.ly/3cgWBql

7 ways to add prayer to the lives of kids during the lockdown

https://bit.ly/3fwKwzt

Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s expert group set up to restore Catholic Life after the Pandemic recommends a strong communication strategy

https://bit.ly/3chnUB6

World

Sisters of the Daughters of Divine Love in Nigeria are providing relief packages to street children abandoned as a result of COVID-19

https://bit.ly/2WwQDek

Finally, faithful praying on the steps of San Francisco Cathedral for Mass during the Spanish flu pandemic 1918.