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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

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

English university accepts appointment of Catholic chaplain who tweeted about abortion

Sep 27, 2021

By Carl Bunderson

The University of Nottingham announced Saturday that it will recognize Fr. David Palmer as a chaplain, after having refused recognition... Read more

Bishop Patrick McKinney of Nottingham, England.

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

Sep 3, 2021

By CNA Staff

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

Aug 27, 2021

By CNA Staff

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

Aug 5, 2021

By CNA Staff

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

Jun 29, 2021

By CNA Staff

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

Jun 21, 2021

By Luke Coppen

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

Apr 12, 2021

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

Apr 10, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

"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’

Feb 5, 2021

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

Jan 26, 2021

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