The U.S. Supreme Court in a 5-4 ruling said President Donald Trump could not stop the program with his 2017 executive order June 18.
The former U.S. papal nuncio claimed that lockdown restrictions and unrest in the United States were part of a plot to establish a new world order.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order to expand U.S. support for international religious freedom efforts.
In some parts of the country, as states have begun to open up in stages, dioceses have been issuing their own plans for the gradual reopening of churches over several phases.
The advocacy group Faith in Public Life blasted New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan in a letter to the prelate.
The funding is part of a $484 billion emergency relief measure developed in response to the economic fallout caused by the spread of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus.
The latest Pew survey on religion and politics shows a big divide between white Christian and minority Christians, and non-Christian groups over their views of Trump.
Chief Justice John Roberts denouncing remarks made March 4 at a rally outside the court by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., that were directed at Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.