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Father David Waller will become the first bishop Ordinary of the Ordinariate.

Former Anglican vicar becomes first bishop of UK ordinariate

Apr 29, 2024

By Edward Pentin

The Vatican has announced a new leader of the ordinariate in Great Britain. Read more

Then-Prince Charles greets archbishop of Westminster and president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales Cardinal Vincent Gerard Nichols during a reception for the Cardinal Newman Canonization at Pontifical Urban College on Oct. 13, 2019, at the Vatican.

English cardinal offers prayers for King Charles III after cancer diagnosis

Feb 5, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

King Charles, 75, underwent treatment recently for an enlarged prostate and an unspecified cancer was discovered during that treatment. Read more

Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury, England, presides over a Mass for marriage in his diocese on Oct. 14, 2023.

UK bishop: Marriage is ‘at risk of being eradicated altogether’

Oct 21, 2023

By Madeleine Teahan

During a sermon Oct. 14 at a Mass for a diocesan celebration of marriage, Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury encouraged... Read more


Annual Requiem Latin Mass canceled at Westminster Cathedral in London after 50 years

Oct 2, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Due to the restrictions outlined in the 2021 motu proprio Traditionis Custodes, the Requiem Mass has been moved to a... Read more

The historic Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham.

England’s historic Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham gets new rector

Sep 25, 2023

By Marcin Mliczko

The ancient medieval shrine is one of the oldest religious sites in England and is considered “a significant place in... Read more

From the missal, an engraving depicting the resurrection of Christ by Jasper Isaac (d.1654), a Flemish engraver based in Paris.

Historic prayer book of priest who hid King Charles II goes on display

Jul 8, 2023

By Madeleine Teahan

The 400-year-old Roman Missal is believed to have helped bring about the deathbed conversion of the monarch to Catholicism in... Read more

Our Lady of Walsingham.

Pilgrims to walk 59 miles to England’s Our Lady of Walsingham shrine this summer 

Jun 18, 2023

By Madeleine Teahan

Known as “England’s Nazareth,” the popular shrine is located on the north coast of East Anglia and was established around... Read more

Cardinal Vincent Nichols celebrates a Pontifical Votive Mass of the Blessed Sacrament at Corpus Christi Church, Maiden Lane, London, Sept. 11, 2021.

Catholic prelate to participate in British coronation for first time since Reformation

May 3, 2023

By Madeleine Teahan

Along with other Christian leaders, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Catholic archbishop of Westminster, will bestow a special blessing on King Charles... Read more

Police officers attend the scene of a shooting by St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church on Jan. 14, 2023, in London, England.

Priest describes ‘pandemonium’ after 6 shot after funeral Mass at London Catholic church

Jan 15, 2023

By Shannon Mullen

Six people —including two children — were injured in a drive-by shooting Saturday at a Catholic church in North London. Read more

Bishop Robert Byrne

English bishop resigns, saying office is ‘too great a burden’

Dec 13, 2022

By CNA Staff

A bishop in the U.K. has taken the unusual step of announcing his resignation on the grounds that the office... Read more

St. Edmund Arrowsmith | An altar display of items associated with 17th century English Martyr St. Edmund Arrowsmith.

The enduring legacy of St. Edmund Arrowsmith, martyred for celebrating the Mass

Oct 1, 2022

By Joseph Kellaway-Burnell

The hand of St. Edmund Arrowsmith has pride of place in the Church of St. Edmund and St. Oswald in... 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

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

Nov 4, 2020

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

Nov 2, 2020

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

Oct 13, 2020

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

Sep 7, 2020

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’

Sep 1, 2020

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

Mar 6, 2020

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

Mar 30, 2015

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

Mar 29, 2015

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