Bishop Philip Egan

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Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth, England, pictured on May 21, 2015.

Catholic bishop ‘shocked and saddened’ by Jersey vote for assisted suicide ‘in principle’

Nov 29, 2021

By CNA Staff

He said the vote showed ‘a woeful lack of interest in protecting the most vulnerable people in our society.’ Read more

Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth, pictured May 21, 2015.

Bishop: Discrimination law could force Guernsey’s Catholic schools to close

Oct 28, 2021

By CNA Staff

The policy would prevent Catholic schools from requiring that their principals are Catholic. Read more

Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth, pictured May 21, 2015.

English Catholic bishop fears Germany’s ‘Synodal Path’ will lead to ‘de facto schism’

Mar 17, 2021

An English Catholic bishop has said he fears that the German Church’s “Synodal Way” will lead to a “de facto... Read more

Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth.

English bishop urges Catholics to come back to churches

Sep 14, 2020

Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth wrote Sunday to the people of his diocese encouraging them to return to churches for... Read more

Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth.

Bishop urges Catholics to reject ‘detestable’ changes to Guernsey abortion law

Jun 8, 2020

A bishop urged Catholics Sunday to resist “fundamentally detestable” efforts to liberalize abortion laws on an island in the English... Read more

Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth.

“We'll remember this Lent for many years," English bishop says

Mar 19, 2020

The bishop of Portsmouth, England, has encouraged his flock to remain steadfast in prayer during the COVID-19 outbreak, telling Catholics... Read more

Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth.

English bishop requests Extraordinary Synod on life, ministry of clergy

Aug 22, 2018

Bishop Philip Egan of the Diocese of Portsmouth, in southern England, has written to the pope asking him to convene... Read more

Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth.

Bishop urges reconsideration of end-of-life care at English hospitals

Jul 5, 2018

In a pastoral letter last Friday, Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth challenged Catholics to review England’s end-of-life care after a... Read more

Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth.

UK bishop says rejection of assisted suicide in Guernsey is an answer to prayer

May 18, 2018

After debate this week, the Guernsey legislature has moved to reject a proposed legalization of physician assisted suicide on the... Read more

Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth.

Buffer zones and abortion clinics: why this English bishop is concerned

Apr 18, 2018

After a London borough passed an ordinance earlier this month establishing a buffer zone around a local abortion clinic, Bishop... Read more

Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth.

English bishop calls for 'new forms of witness' by the People of Life

Apr 16, 2018

Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth has encouraged Catholics, as the “people of life”, to be positive and confident in sharing... Read more

Speak out against assisted suicide, bishop encourages Catholics of Guernsey

Mar 26, 2018

Legalizing assisted suicide is a false solution to the sufferings of the terminally ill, an English bishop has said in... Read more

UK bishop calls for prayers as MPs urge ban on abortion clinic vigils

Nov 2, 2017

The Bishop of Portsmouth, England has called Catholics to pray for the conversion of 113 Members of the British Parliament... Read more

Bishop poses ten questions for Catholic Brits ahead of general election

May 15, 2017

An English bishop has asked the people of his diocese to remember the sanctity of human life at all stages... Read more

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Portsmouth bishop to consecrate diocese at Year of Faith's end

Nov 13, 2013

Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth has announced that as a conclusion to the Year of Faith, he will consecrate the... Read more