Plans to re-open churches for private prayer as lockdown eases

Cardinal Vincent Nichols spoke to presenter Justin Webb on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on 14 May about how Catholic Churches can be safely re-opened for private prayer as the UK government eases its lockdown restrictions to combat the spread of COVID-19.

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Bishop Davies' Healthcare Mass Homily

Bishop Mark Davies, Bishop of Shrewsbury, celebrated a special Mass for front line NHS workers and social care staff on 21 May, to offer prayer and thanksgiving for their dedicated service in combating COVID-19.