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Bishop Patrick McKinney of Nottingham, England.

English Catholic bishop: Assisted suicide bill sends message ‘some lives are not worth fighting for’

The bill is the latest in a long line of attempts to legalize assisted suicide in the U.K. Read more

Fr. David Palmer, a priest of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham serving in the Diocese of Nottingham, England.

UK university refuses to recognize Catholic priest as chaplain over social media posts

The university highlighted the priest’s posts on assisted suicide and abortion. Read more

The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France.

European court rejects parents’ appeal against removal of 2-year-old’s life-support treatment

The family’s lawyer said the parents were ‘extremely disappointed’ by the decision. Read more

Bishop Marcus Stock of Leeds, England, at his episcopal ordination, Nov. 13, 2014.

Catholic bishop offers apology ‘from the heart’ as abuse survivors await recognition from order

Bishop Marcus Stock met with members of the Comboni Survivors’ Group. Read more

The pandemic has hit Catholic parishes hard. It’s also taken a toll on priests

Pastors across England discuss the pandemic’s long-term impact on their parishes. Read more

DS Andy Wadey of the Metropolitan Police addresses parishioners at Christ the King parish, Balham, south London, April 11, 2021. Credit: Mazur/cbcew.org.uk via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

London police express regret over upset due to halting Good Friday service at Polish parish

The Archbishop of Southwark and representatives of the Metropolitan Police visited London's Christ the King Polish parish on Sunday, expressing... Read more

Pope Francis prays with journalists on the papal flight en route to South Korea, August 14, 2014.

Pope Francis sends condolences to Queen Elizabeth for death of Prince Philip

"His Holiness commends him to the merciful love of Christ our Redeemer." Read more

Bioethicists: ruling to withdraw life-sustaining treatment from 5-year-old ‘deeply flawed’

Bioethicists criticized on Thursday an English court ruling that life-sustaining treatment can be withdrawn from a five-year-old girl against her... Read more

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Polish Catholic patient at center of UK court battle dies

A Polish Catholic patient at the center of a U.K. court battle died on Tuesday despite last-minute efforts by bishops... Read more

U.K. health secretary Matt Hancock.

Bishops write to UK Health Secretary over plight of Polish Catholic patient

Catholic bishops wrote to Britain’s Health Secretary on Wednesday, expressing concern about the plight of a Polish patient in a... Read more

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, president of the Polish bishops’ conference, pictured in Warsaw Feb. 12, 2020.

Polish archbishop asks English cardinal to intervene after ruling to withdraw food and water from Catholic patient

A Polish archbishop asked an English cardinal on Tuesday to intervene following a U.K. court ruling allowing the withdrawal of... Read more

Christian leaders challenge mandatory church closures during England’s second lockdown 

A group of Christian leaders is challenging orders to shut down churches in England and Wales, saying the move violates... Read more

U.K. health secretary Matt Hancock.

UK health secretary: traveling abroad for assisted suicide permitted under lockdown

U.K. health secretary Matt Hancock said Thursday that people traveling abroad for assisted suicide would not be breaking strict new... Read more

Cardinal Vincent Nichols celebrates Mass at Westminster Cathedral, London, Oct. 1, 2020.

Catholic bishops fight for public Masses as England prepares for second lockdown

Bishops in England have urged the government to permit Catholics to attend public Masses during a second nationwide lockdown beginning... Read more

The flag of Cameroon.

English Catholic bishops lament attacks on civilians in Cameroon

Catholic bishops in England appealed Monday for an end to human rights abuses in Cameroon.   Read more

Msgr. John Armitage preaches at Westminster Cathedral, London, Sept. 12, before a statue of Our Lady of Walsingham. Photo

Catholic shrine rector: Mary’s joy is ‘antidote to fear’

Sharing in Mary’s joy is “the greatest antidote to fear and anxiety,” the outgoing rector of England’s national Marian shrine... Read more

Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth.

English bishop urges Catholics to come back to churches

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

Baby Feet.

Abortion rate in England and Wales soars amid pandemic

The number of abortions in England and Wales soared in the first half of 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic, according... Read more

Workers build Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Joseph in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, England. Courtesy of Fr. Stewart Foster.

How the Catholic Church helped unemployed laborers in the 1920s

The 1920s are known as the “Roaring Twenties” because they were years of economic growth and rising prosperity. But while... Read more