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Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams (left) at the 2012 London Paralympic Games

Former Archbishop of Canterbury opposes proposed UK assisted suicide law

Sep 13, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

A prominent Anglican archbishop has added his voice to those of several Catholic bishops in England and Wales opposing the... Read more

Nazir Afzal, who was appointed chair of the Catholic Safeguarding Standards Agency of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales May 18, 2021. Photo courtesy of the Catholic Safeguarding Project.

In England and Wales, Catholic Church names former prosecutor to lead child protection efforts

May 22, 2021

By CNA Staff

Nazir Afzal, a prestigious Muslim barrister with a history of prosecuting gangs engaged in sexual abuse and grooming, is the... Read more

Catholic safeguarding commission reports rise in abuse allegations in England and Wales

Feb 19, 2021

The number of people facing concerns or allegations of abuse against children rose by 29% in a year, according to... Read more

The flag of Scotland. Credit: Lynx Aqua/Shutterstock.

Scotland's bishops protest against closure of churches amid new lockdown

Jan 5, 2021

The Scottish Catholic bishops have protested the closing of churches as part of Scotland’s newest coronavirus lockdown.  Read more

Cardinal Vincent Nichols at Westminster Cathedral in London, England, Feb. 2, 2019.

Cardinal Nichols says he has ‘no wish to walk away’ as bishops launch safeguarding overhaul

Nov 20, 2020

Cardinal Vincent Nichols said Friday that he was committed to overseeing a major overhaul of safeguarding procedures in England and... Read more

Archbishop John Wilson of Southwark says Mass at St. George's Cathedral, Southwark.

English bishops adjust liturgical translation, following concern of CDW

Nov 19, 2020

By Carl Bunderson

The English and Welsh bishops' conference has decreed that in the translation of the conclusion of collects in the Roman... Read more

Westminster Cathedral.

Despite legal exemption, UK bishops close church buildings in response to coronavirus

Mar 24, 2020

The bishops of England and Wales have ordered the closure of all Catholic churches, even though they were exempted from... Read more

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall in the Vatican Library April 4, 2017. Photo courtesy of Clarence House.

Prince Charles to attend Newman’s canonization in Rome

Sep 16, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Prince Charles will attend the canonization of Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman next month.  Read more

Pope Francis receives the bishops of England and Wales for their ad limina visit at the Vatican, Sept. 28, 2018.

English, Welsh bishops focus on joy in ad limina reflections

Oct 2, 2018

The bishops of England and Wales held their five-yearly ad limina visit to the Holy Father last week, at which... Read more

Cardinal Vincent Nichols celebrates a Mass for victims of a London terror attack on March 26, 2017.

Epiphany, Ascension moved back to original dates in England and Wales

Sep 4, 2017

The Vatican has approved a decision from the Catholic bishops in England and Wales to move two Holy Days of... Read more

 Death of St Joseph by Paolo de Matteis.

You've got questions (about death)? The Church has answers.

Jul 6, 2017

By Mary Farrow

In the 14th century, approximately one third of the population of Europe - or anywhere from 75 million to 200... Read more