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Bishop Paul Mason, one of the three signatories of the bishops’ statement.

Elderly and disabled have same right to treatment as others amid pandemic, say bishops

Elderly and disabled coronavirus patients have the same right to life-prolonging treatment as others, the bishops of England and Wales... Read more

Our Lady of Walsingham.

Britons rededicate England to the Blessed Virgin Mary

More than half a million people took part Sunday in the rededication of England to Our Lady Sunday, organizers have... Read more

NHS National Health Service sign UK.

UK health service clarifies policy to deny care to 'homophobic' patients

Britain’s National Health Service has clarified a new policy that will allow patients found to be homophoic, racist, and sexist... Read more

Johnny Mercer MP, Minister for Defense.

UK Defense minister apologizes for chaplains ‘outing’ gay servicemen

U.K. Minister of Defense Johnny Mercer has issued an apology to lesbian, gay, and bisexual servicemembers who were reportedly outed... Read more

In UK, Christian doctor talking faith with patients draws new scrutiny

The U.K.’s independent regulator for doctors has said it will review its decision to close a case against a Christian... Read more

Priest assisting in identification of Essex lorry deaths

After 39 people were found dead in a semi trailer in eastern England last month, a Catholic priest has joined... Read more

Police officers drive away a lorry in which was discovered 39 dead bodies, at Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays, east of London, Oct. 23, 2019.

Catholics call for prayer, legal migration routes after Essex lorry deaths

In the wake of the discovery of the bodies of eight women and 31 men inside a semi trailer in... Read more

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UK court authorizes forced abortion for disabled woman in new case

A court in the United Kingdom ruled last week that it is in the best interest of a pregnant woman... Read more

The House of Parliament in London.

Health professionals protest imminent Northern Ireland abortion laws 

Health professionals in Northern Ireland are writing to the region’s secretary to protest a liberalization of the region’s abortion laws,... Read more

Stella Creasy MP.

UK company apologizes for pro-life billboard aimed at local MP

An advertising company has has apologized for displaying a pro-life billboard in the United Kingdom, saying it will remove the... 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

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

The House of Parliament in London.

UK is 'hijacking' N Ireland on abortion, bishops say

The bishops of Northern Ireland noted their alarm Wednesday at the British parliament's passage of a bill that will legalize... Read more

N Ireland bill legalizing abortion, gay marriage faces challenges in House of Lords

As the British parliament continues to consider a bill on Northern Ireland including amendments that would legalize abortion and same-sex... Read more

The House of Parliament in London.

UK parliament votes to legalize same-sex marriage, abortion in N Ireland

The British parliament voted Tuesday to legalize same-sex marriage and abortion in Northern Ireland –  a vote that will take... Read more

N Ireland bishops denounce 'undemocratic' attempt to expand abortion

Bishops in Northern Ireland have spoken out against amendments to a bill in the British parliament that would liberalize abortion... Read more

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Doctors promised disabled woman 'new doll' after planned forced abortion

Lawyers told the appeal court Monday that doctors had prepared the woman for an enforced late-term abortion by promising her... Read more

UK Health Secretary Matthew Hancock. Image via Shutterstock

Forced abortion decision overturned on appeal, according to reports

Thousands of people have signed a petition urging U.K. Health and Social Care Secretary Matthew Hancock to stop a forced... Read more

The Royal Courts of Justice, London. Editorial

UK court orders forced abortion for disabled woman

A British judge has authorized doctors to perform an abortion on a pregnant Catholic woman with developmental disabilities and a... Read more

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English bishop welcomes climate change report

The English and Welsh bishops' lead on environmental issues welcomed Thursday the publication of an advisory group's report encouraging the... Read more

The House of Parliament in London.

British parliamentary committee urges action on N Ireland abortion law

A committee of the British parliament has said Westminster should bypass Northern Ireland's self-governance to clarify the region's abortion law.  Read more