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Bioethicists criticized on Thursday an English court ruling that life-sustaining treatment can be withdrawn from a five-year-old girl against her...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

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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

Archbishop Bernard Longley of Birmingham.

Church leaders pray for peace following stabbings in Birmingham, England

Catholic and Anglican leaders in Birmingham, England, said they were praying for peace Monday after an attack that left one... Read more

Downside Abbey in Stratton-on-the-Fosse, Somerset, England.

Abbot: monks are leaving historic Benedictine abbey in ‘very positive spirit’

An English Benedictine community’s decision to leave their home for the past two centuries will allow members to focus on... Read more

A priest prays at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Hendon, London, on June 14, 2020, as the church prepares to reopen following lockdown.

Coronavirus lockdown leaves Catholic priests struggling for funds

Catholic priests in England are struggling to make ends meet following a drop in income caused by the coronavirus crisis.  Read more

Ampleforth Abbey and College in North Yorkshire, England.

Vatican rules that Benedictine abbot should not return to his community

The Vatican has ruled that the abbot of Ampleforth Abbey in North Yorkshire, England, should not return to his community,... Read more

Catholic safe house helps secure jail sentences for sex traffickers

A Catholic safe house for women in London has helped to secure jail sentences for two sex traffickers.   Read more

The Pre-Construct Archaeology team works on the Great Sacristy site. Photo

Burial place of medieval Catholic monks uncovered at Westminster Abbey

Archaeologists excavating a lost medieval sacristy at Westminster Abbey in London have uncovered what they believe are the remains of... Read more