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Participants in a Confirmation Mass at Our Lady Mother of the Church in Ealing, Sept. 26, 2020.

English religious leaders: Ban on public worship is without scientific basis

Leaders of English religious communities, including Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster, wrote to the prime minister Tuesday challenging a ban... Read more

Cardinal Vincent Nichols celebrates Mass at Westminster Cathedral, London, Oct. 1, 2020.

Catholic bishops fight for public Masses as England prepares for second lockdown

Bishops in England have urged the government to permit Catholics to attend public Masses during a second nationwide lockdown beginning... Read more

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King in Liverpool at dusk.

Government throws England’s Catholic churches ‘lifeline’ grant for repairs

A Catholic archbishop thanked the government Monday for awarding a “lifeline” grant to Catholic churches in England.  Read more

Archbishop Bernard Longley of Birmingham.

Church leaders pray for peace following stabbings in Birmingham, England

Catholic and Anglican leaders in Birmingham, England, said they were praying for peace Monday after an attack that left one... Read more

Downside Abbey in Stratton-on-the-Fosse, Somerset, England.

Abbot: monks are leaving historic Benedictine abbey in ‘very positive spirit’

An English Benedictine community’s decision to leave their home for the past two centuries will allow members to focus on... Read more

Skulls on a church shelf.

Bones found in church wall are 7th century saint, scientists say

Carbon dating confirmed that human remains discovered hidden in a church wall in 1885 are from the seventh century, and... Read more

Opening Session of the Extraordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops at the Vatican on Oct. 6, 2014.

In open letter, 500 British priests ask Synod to stand firm on Church teaching

In an unusual move, nearly 500 British priests signed an open letter urging the fathers of the upcoming Synod on... Read more

Archbishop Leo Cushley of St. Andrews and Edinburgh. Photo courtesy of Archdiocese of St. Andrews and Edinburgh.

A 'wee movie with a big message' for the people of Scotland

Scottish Archbishop Leo Cushley of St Andrews & Edinburgh is launching a new promo film across social media as he... Read more