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Religious sister from Iraq again denied entry to UK

Jun 25, 2018

Sister Ban Madleen, a Dominican sister from Iraq who had to flee ISIS, has once again been denied entry to... Read more

The March for Life UK in London, May 5, 2018.

March for Life UK draws thousands to London

May 8, 2018

A Scottish bishop addressed the March for Life UK on Saturday, challenging pro-lifers to be courageous in sharing their witness.  Read more

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UK slammed for media portrayal of people with disabilities

Sep 19, 2017

A United Nations committee addressing the rights of disabled people has rebuked the U.K. for how people with disabilities are portrayed by... Read more

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, who served as Archbishop of Westminster from 2000 to 2009, and who died Sept. 1, 2017.

England mourns death of Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor (Updated)

Sep 1, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, who served as Archbishop of Westminster for nine years, from 2000-2009, died Friday at the age of... Read more

Could 'British values' anti-extremism push jeopardize Catholics?

Aug 8, 2017

A government proposal in the United Kingdom to set up an anti-extremism commission could unjustly affect faithful Christians, Bishop Mark... Read more

UK porn sites to ban access for users under 18 years old

Jul 24, 2017

As part of an increasing government crackdown on internet pornography, U.K. porn sites will soon require users to provide proof... Read more

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Euthanasia mindset looms over disabled baby's legal fight, ethicist warns

Jun 22, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

Legal efforts to bar the parents of a British baby born with a disabling medical condition from seeking treatment overseas... Read more

Cardinal Nichols reminds Catholics: prisoners are part of the Church too

Sep 6, 2016

Urging the Catholic Church to work for prison reform, Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster stressed the need to ensure that... Read more

Princess Diana.

Priest related to Princess Diana on the path to sainthood

Aug 31, 2016

A relative of Princess Diana, Prince William and Prince Harry has moved one step closer to sainthood.    Read more

A mural in Derry depicting then-Father Daly leading a group carrying a victim on Bloody Sunday, Jan. 30, 1972.

Irish bishop of Bloody Sunday fame remembered for his peaceful witness

Aug 8, 2016

By CNA Staff

After his death in hospital Monday morning, Bishop Emeritus Edward Daly of Derry's ministry advocating for peace during the Troubles... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to journalists on the flight from Rome to Armenia, June 24, 2016.

Pope Francis: Europe must ensure peaceful coexistence after Brexit

Jun 24, 2016

Pope Francis has said the result of the U.K.’s referendum to leave the European Union reflects the “will of the... Read more

Unborn baby at 20 weeks.

Nearing 50 years of legal abortion, U.K. pro-lifers take a stand

May 14, 2016

By Ann Schneible

Thousands of men, women, and children took to the streets of Birmingham on Saturday to take a stand for the... Read more

A 'bullying' move? UK midwife abortion ruling sparks outcry

Dec 18, 2014

The U.K. Supreme Court has ruled that midwives in charge of delivery wards are not exempt from assisting in the... Read more

UK push to ban gender-based abortions hailed as pro-woman

Nov 6, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

The British Parliament's move to ban sex-selective abortion is a move to defend women's rights – including the right to... Read more