Copy Desk Daily, June 8, 2020

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Writing from Johannesberg, South Africa, Patrick Egwu reports that Catholic communities in Africa have mixed response on combating coronavirus. He surveys the COVID-19 news in Nigeria, South Africa, Cameroon and Ghana.

GSR's lead story also comes from Africa, from reporter Lourine Oluoch: Kenyan sisters help motherless newborns pull through early years of life. The Nyanza region's maternal mortality rate is the highest in the country, and the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph come to the aid of grieving widowers and family members who find themselves suddenly in charge of a newborn. At Rang'ala Baby Home, the sisters take in babies and toddlers and provide them with nurturing and health care until the child is able to return to the family.

We were born fitting the description: Robert Alan Glover can see protests from his apartment in Lexington, Kentucky, while he has been recovering from a kidney transplant. He thanks God for the miracle of his surgery, and ponders the times that he himself could have died at the hands of police over the years.

Michael Sean Winters looks at what Archbishop Gregory did, and did not, do with his forceful statement against President Donald Trump's appearance at the St. John Paul II Shrine in Washington, D.C.

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