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Bishop Declan Lang of Clifton. Credit: Mazur/

Catholic bishops urge UK to give up nuclear arsenal

Jan 12, 2021

Catholic bishops urged the U.K. on Tuesday to give up its nuclear arsenal.  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

Sep 7, 2020

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

UK eyes making at-home medical abortion permissions permanent

Sep 1, 2020

A temporary measure allowing UK women up to 10 weeks pregnant to take both abortion pills at home following a... Read more

Bishop John Arnold of Salford, England.

Catholic bishops seek cancelation of poor countries’ debts at G20 finance summit

Jul 16, 2020

Catholic bishops have urged the U.K.’s finance minister to press for the cancelation of debts owed by the world’s poorest... Read more

Emmanuel Sani, a farmer affected by a Fulani attack at his village, rests on a bed at St. Gerard’s Catholic Hospital, Kaduna, Nigeria, April 13, 2019.

UK urged to sanction Nigerian officials for failing to protect persecuted Christians

Jul 8, 2020

A new report Wednesday urged the U.K. to sanction Nigerian officials accused of turning a blind eye to the persecution... Read more

Big Ben and Houses of Parliament.

Pro-life MP hails ‘clear victory’ over abortion amendments

Jul 7, 2020

A leading pro-life MP welcomed the defeat Monday of attempts to strip away protections for unborn children in the U.K.  Read more

Bishop Mark Davies reopens Shrewsbury Cathedral to the public after 86 days of lockdown June 15, 2020.

English Catholic bishop: parishes see 'dramatic fall' in income following lockdown

Jul 6, 2020

An English bishop has said that parishes have seen “dramatic fall” in income as a result of the coronavirus lockdown.  Read more

Bishop John Sherrington, Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster.

Catholic bishop: bill changes would leave UK with ‘most extreme abortion legislation in Europe’

Jul 2, 2020

An English bishop has urged Catholics to resist a new push to strip away protections for unborn children that would... Read more

Bishop Mark Davies reopens Shrewsbury Cathedral to the public after 86 days of lockdown June 15, 2020.

Catholic bishop urges UK to preserve Sunday as a day of rest

Jun 22, 2020

A bishop has urged Christians to speak out against plans to relax Sunday trading laws in the United Kingdom as... Read more

Liz Truss MP, Minister of State for Women and Equalities.

UK equality minister says no to sex-change surgery for minors

Apr 23, 2020

The United Kingdom’s Minister for Women and Equalities has announced plans to prohibit minors from undergoing any permanent procedure intended... Read more

UK push for at-home abortion pills denounced as unsafe

Dec 3, 2019

A pro-life group in the UK has decried a report from a London-based medical association calling for women to be... Read more

Don’t use ’tragic case’ to legalize assisted suicide, UK group says

Nov 8, 2019

An anti-euthanasia group in the UK is calling for the continuation of laws against assisted suicide, as the family of... Read more

Afghan refugee Rahman Sahah (R), and Mirwais Ahmadzai, start a hunger strike Aug. 1, 2018 in Glasgow. Both have been refused asylum in the UK.

Glasgow archbishop appeals for asylum seekers being evicted

Aug 1, 2019

The Archbishop of Glasgow has written a letter to the UK Home Secretary calling the forced evictions of refugees and... Read more

Coptic Christian boy lights a candle at a church in Cairo.

UK government considering sanctions for religious freedom violators

Jul 18, 2019

By Courtney Mares

UK Ambassador to the Holy See Sally Axworthy said this week that the UK government will consider a recommendation to... Read more

Big Ben and Houses of Parliament.

UK appoints first religious freedom envoy

Jul 5, 2018

For the first time, a Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief has been appointed in the UK to... Read more

Why priests can’t break the seal of confession, despite UK lawyers’ recommendation

Nov 27, 2017

By Mary Farrow

Lawyers in the United Kingdom have recommended that mandatory reporting laws apply to priests in the confessional, in order to... 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

Baby in parent's arms.

UK politics put pressure on Northern Ireland pro-life laws

Aug 10, 2017

Recent changes in U.K. politics have meant a renewed push against Northern Ireland’s pro-life laws, advocates say.  Read more

'Extreme' abortion push in UK prompts outcry from doctors

Jun 30, 2017

In response to an ongoing effort in the U.K. to allow abortions to take place up to birth, a massive... Read more

Tim Farron.

UK party leader steps down, citing Christian faith

Jun 17, 2017

After facing backlash for his Christian faith, the head of the UK’s Liberal Democratic Party announced his resignation on Wednesday,... Read more