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Bishop Paul McAleenan, center, meets charity workers and volunteers helping refugees in Dover, England, Sept. 15, 2020.

Catholic bishop laments deaths of children after migrant boat sinks in English Channel

Oct 28, 2020

A Catholic bishop expressed sorrow Wednesday after a migrant boat sank in the English Channel, killing four members of a... Read more

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

UK court to review Down Syndrome abortion law

Oct 19, 2020

The High Court of England and Wales has agreed to hear a challenge to the country’s abortion law, which allows... Read more

Bishop Paul McAleenan, lead bishop for migrants and refugees of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.

Catholic bishop: UK and France must tackle ‘underlying reasons’ for rise in English Channel migrant crossings

Jul 23, 2020

A Catholic bishop has urged the U.K. and France to address the “underlying reasons” for a rise in migrants risking... Read more

Bishop Paul McAleenan, lead bishop for migrants and refugees of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.

UK Catholic bishops: visa rules are causing supply priest shortage

Jun 11, 2020

U.K. visa rules are leaving parishes without supply priests, Catholic bishops said Tuesday.  Read more

Pierpaolo Finaldi, CEO of the Catholic Truth Society. Courtesy of CTS.

‘It’s a pretty huge hit to take’: Lockdown deals blow to Catholic publishers

Jun 2, 2020

Catholic publishers in the United Kingdom are turning to social media and online sales in an effort to survive the... Read more

Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster.

English cardinal asks why car showrooms can open but not churches

May 30, 2020

An English cardinal will ask Sunday why the government has failed to set a date for churches to reopen when... Read more

St. Peter Port, the capital of Guernsey.

Island in English Channel permits public Masses as UK churches remain closed

May 28, 2020

The first public Masses in the British Isles since the coronavirus lockdown will be celebrated Monday on the island of... Read more

Union Jack bunting across the windows of Ely Court care home, in Cardiff, Wales.

Catholics call for public inquiry into UK nursing home deaths

May 23, 2020

Catholics are calling for a public investigation into why so many elderly people have died in U.K. nursing homes during... Read more

The Royal Courts of Justice, London. Editorial

UK court order requiring contraceptive device for disabled woman is ‘deeply problematic’, says bioethicist

Apr 23, 2020

A British judge’s order requiring a contraceptive device be implanted in a woman with learning disabilities against her will is... Read more

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

Apr 21, 2020

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

Mar 30, 2020

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

Feb 19, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

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

Jan 14, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

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

Jan 7, 2020

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

Nov 4, 2019

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

Oct 26, 2019

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

The Royal Courts of Justice on Fleet Street, London. Via Shutterstock

UK court authorizes forced abortion for disabled woman in new case

Oct 14, 2019

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 

Oct 9, 2019

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

Oct 7, 2019

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

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