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King Charles III walks alongside the coffin carrying Queen Elizabeth II with the Imperial State Crown resting on top as it departs Westminster Abbey during the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on Sept. 19, 2022, in London. Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on Sept. 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III.

Catholic prayers for Queen Elizabeth II — and the new king

Sep 19, 2022

By AC Wimmer

While millions bid final farewell to Queen Elizabeth II today, the Catholic bishops of England and Wales have commented on... Read more

Tower Bridge, London

The story behind London’s new Shrine to Mary, Mother of Persecuted Christians

Sep 8, 2022

By Madeleine Teahan

What may well be the first shrine in Europe dedicated to persecuted Christians will be blessed today in central London,... Read more

Therese Coffey

New UK Health chief, a practicing Catholic, under fire for pro-life views

Sep 7, 2022

By Madeleine Teahan

A Catholic Member of Parliament who was appointed yesterday to the role of Health Secretary in the UK has come... Read more

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

As new British PM takes office, Catholic bishops offer prayers and help

Sep 6, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

In a message to new British Prime Minister Liz Truss, Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster pledged his prayers and support... Read more

Hollie Dance (center left) and Paul Battersbee (center right)), the mother and father of Archie Battersbee, speak to the media as they leave the Royal Courts of Justice on June 29, 2022 in London, England. Archie's parents ultimately lost their legal fight to keep their son on life support. He died on Aug. 6, 2022.

Archie Battersbee, 12, dies after being taken off life support against his parents’ wishes

Aug 7, 2022

By Shannon Mullen

Archie had been in a coma since April when he was found unconscious with a ligature around his neck. Read more

The Roman Catholic Cathedral Church of St Mary and St Helen in the Diocese of Brentwood, Essex (UK).

Why the heritage listing of this 'radical' English cathedral might signal a change in attitude

Jul 14, 2022

By Madeleine Teahan

The first classical cathedral to be built in England since St. Paul’s Cathedral has achieved a coveted recognition that shows... 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

Cardinal Nichols at Westminster Cathedral on April 18, 2019.

Cardinal calls for action after 27 migrants drown in English Channel

Nov 25, 2021

By CNA Staff

It is the deadliest crossing of the Channel on record. Read more

The late David Amess, Member of Parliament for Southend West

Murdered British lawmaker was Catholic, pro-life

Oct 15, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

A British lawmaker died Friday after suffering multiple stab wounds at a Methodist church in southeast England.  Read more

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British doctors’ union drops opposition to assisted suicide

Sep 14, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The British Medical Association, the trade union for doctors in the United Kingdom, is no longer officially opposed to the... Read more

Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams (left) at the 2012 London Paralympic Games

Former Archbishop of Canterbury opposes proposed UK assisted suicide law

Sep 13, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

A prominent Anglican archbishop has added his voice to those of several Catholic bishops in England and Wales opposing the... Read more

Alta Fixsler

Alta Fixsler: Family friend says U.K. hospital can remove toddler’s life support ‘any time’

Aug 14, 2021

By Katie Yoder

The Fixsler family is fighting to keep their 2-year-old daughter, Alta, on life support in the U.K. But the Hasidic... 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 Mark Davies of Shrewsbury

Legal assisted suicide bill would mean killing, not caring, UK bishop warns

May 24, 2021

A true culture of caring protects the sick, the vulnerable, and the elderly, said one English Catholic bishop in response... Read more

As UK lawmakers revisit assisted suicide, palliative care prof says ‘aid in dying’ advocacy misleads

May 21, 2021

A peer in the House of Lords has put forward a proposal to revisit the legalization of assisted suicide in... Read more

Máire Lea-Wilson with her son, Aidan.

Meet the mother challenging the UK’s Down syndrome abortion law

May 20, 2021

Máire Lea-Wilson will take part in a landmark High Court case in July. Read more

Relatives of those killed during the Ballymurphy massacre demonstrate in Dublin, Ireland, Jan. 30, 2014. Credit: Sinn Féin via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

After decades, Northern Ireland inquest recognizes victims of Ballymurphy Massacre

May 14, 2021

By CNA Staff

A Catholic priest, a mother of eight, and at least seven other civilians were wrongly killed by British soldiers in... Read more

The Royal Courts of Justice, which houses the High Court and Court of Appeal of England and Wales.

Court to hear challenge to UK’s Down syndrome abortion law in July

May 4, 2021

Heidi Crowter, a woman with Down syndrome, and Máire Lea-Wilson, a mother whose 23-month-old son has the genetic condition, are... Read more

Baby Feet. Credit: Morgan via Flickr (CC BY 2.0).

UK pro-lifers urge authorities to end ‘cruel experiment’ of at-home medical abortions

Mar 30, 2021

Pro-lifers in the U.K. are urging authorities to end temporary permission for at-home medical abortions, describing measures introduced at the... Read more