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NHS National Health Service sign UK.

England’s health service puts brakes on transgender treatments for children

Nov 1, 2022

By Edie Heipel

The NHS warned that the condition is often a temporary “phase” and issued new restrictions on the use of puberty... Read more

The Cathedral Church of St. Barnabas in Nottingham, England, U.K.

Gothic Revival reborn: Nottingham Cathedral receives grant to ‘Restore Pugin’

Oct 3, 2022

By AC Wimmer

Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin’s design of St. Barnabas Cathedral in Nottingham, England, is to be restored and brought back to... Read more

St. Edmund Arrowsmith | An altar display of items associated with 17th century English Martyr St. Edmund Arrowsmith.

The enduring legacy of St. Edmund Arrowsmith, martyred for celebrating the Mass

Oct 1, 2022

By Joseph Kellaway-Burnell

The hand of St. Edmund Arrowsmith has pride of place in the Church of St. Edmund and St. Oswald in... Read more

The archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, gives a reading during the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on Sept.19, 2022, in London.

‘Service in life, hope in death’: archbishop of Canterbury preaches at queen’s funeral

Sep 19, 2022

By Charlotte Evans

In his sermon at the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II today, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby praised the Christian... Read more

Queen Elizabeth greets Pope Francis at the Vatican in 2014.

Pope Francis praises Queen Elizabeth’s ‘steadfast witness of faith in Jesus Christ’

Sep 8, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Pope Francis in a telegram late Thursday offered his condolences and prayers upon the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s... Read more

Queen Elizabeth II celebrates the start of the Platinum Jubilee during a reception in the Ballroom of Sandringham House on Feb. 5, 2022, in King's Lynn, England. The Queen came to the throne on Feb. 6, 1952. She died Sept. 8, 2022, at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.

Queen Elizabeth II dies at 96

Sep 8, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch in British history, and the oldest and longest-serving head of state in the world,... Read more

European Court.

Archie Battersbee’s legal fight for life at ‘the end,’ says mother

Aug 3, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

The mother of 12-year-old Archie Battersbee said that the family is “at the end” of their efforts to keep their... Read more

Official portrait of Sir David Amess.

Guilty verdict for murderer of Catholic MP David Amess

Apr 11, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

A jury has convicted Ali Harbi Ali for the murder of Catholic Minister of Parliament Sir David Amess and for... Read more

Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster speaks with a police officer outside Westminster Cathedral in London, Nov. 9, 2021.

English police guidelines change after Catholic MP dies without Last Rites

Apr 4, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Police guidelines in the U.K. have changed to allow clergy to assist badly injured crime victims after Catholic MP David... Read more

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Pro-lifers speak out as ‘DIY abortion’ amendment advances

Mar 18, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

The amendment would permanently allow at-home medical abortions. Read more

Nurse Mary Onuoha holds the cross on her necklace.

Catholic nurse unfairly dismissed over cross necklace, UK tribunal rules

Jan 7, 2022

By CNA Staff

The verdict was hailed as a ‘landmark ruling.’ Read more

Cardinal Vincent Nichols and London police chief Cressida Dick meet outside of Westminster Cathedral, Nov. 9, 2021.

Cardinal and police chief agree to create group reviewing last rites access for priests at crime scenes

Nov 10, 2021

By CNA Staff

The agreement was reached in the wake of lawmaker Sir David Amess’ death. Read more

Official portrait of Sir David Amess.

UK lawmakers formally propose ‘Amess amendment’ on last rites to bill

Oct 26, 2021

By CNA Staff

The amendment’s supporters include Hong Kong’s last governor Chris Patten. Read more

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English assisted suicide bill not put to vote in House of Lords

Oct 22, 2021

By CNA Staff

After seven hours of debate and notable opposition in the House of Lords on Friday, the sponsor of a bill... Read more

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis attend a vigil in London, England, March 24, 2017.

Catholic, Anglican, and Jewish leaders urge UK Parliament to reject assisted suicide bill

Oct 22, 2021

By CNA Staff

They called for ‘high-quality palliative care’ to be made available to all. Read more

Official portrait of Sir David Amess.

UK lawmaker proposes adding ‘Amess amendment’ on last rites to bill

Oct 21, 2021

By CNA Staff

The amendment would ensure that Catholic priests can administer the last rites at crime scenes. Read more

Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury, England, pictured on April 4, 2012

Sir David Amess death: Catholic bishop calls for last rites to be recognized as ‘emergency service’

Oct 19, 2021

By CNA Staff

Police reportedly turned away a priest who sought to administer the last rites to the Catholic Member of Parliament. Read more

Official portrait of Sir David Amess.

Catholic colleagues pay tribute to slain British lawmaker Sir David Amess

Oct 18, 2021

By CNA Staff

David Alton said: ‘His faith was in his DNA and animated his belief in public service.’ Read more

Belfairs Methodist Church, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex.

Journalists astounded Catholic priest denied opportunity to give last rites to dying MP

Oct 18, 2021

By CNA Staff

Two journalists express astonishment that a Catholic priest was denied the opportunity to give last rites to British lawmaker Sir... Read more

The Court of Appeal is based at the Royal Courts of Justice in London.

Christian foster agency seeks to appeal to UK Supreme Court after ruling on recruitment policy for carers

Oct 4, 2021

By CNA Staff

The agency asks carers to “abstain from all sexual sins including ... homosexual behavior.” Read more