U.S. Judge Denies Request to Exempt Catholic Churches from New York’s Coronavirus Limits on Religious Gatherings

St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City is seen on Easter April 12, 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic. (CNS/Reuters/Jeenah Moon)

A federal judge on Friday rejected a request from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn to void New York state’s limits on religious gatherings in coronavirus hot spots, which the diocese argued had effectively closed its churches.

SOURCE: Reuters