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The Diocese of Plymouth in England said in a statement this week that the ordination of Plymouth Bishop-elect Christopher Whitehead “will not take place on 22 February 2024 as expected.”

Ordination of English bishop-elect canceled amid unexplained ‘canonical process’

Feb 2, 2024

By Daniel Payne

“Canon Christopher Whitehead has stepped back from active ministry whilst this process is ongoing,” a statement from the Diocese of... Read more

Bishop Rolando Álvarez of Matalgalpa, Nicaragua.

Nicaraguan human rights advocate asks British Parliament to help release Bishop Álvarez

Nov 17, 2023

By Walter Sánchez Silva

Former Nicaraguan presidential candidate Félix Maradiaga recently visited the British Parliament and asked for support in freeing Nicaragua’s political prisoners. Read more

The Church of St. Mary of the Isle, located in Douglas on the Isle of Man in the British Isles.

Pope makes church first co-cathedral in history of British Isles

Sep 26, 2023

By Madeleine Teahan

St. Mary of the Isle on the Isle of Man has become the first co-cathedral in the British Isles to... Read more


Poll: Two-thirds of Britons favor legalizing assisted suicide ahead of possible law change

Aug 28, 2023

By Daniel Payne

As the British Parliament considers the possible legalization of assisted suicide, activists are pushing for a law change. Read more


British man just convicted of killing ailing wife is released from custody 

Jul 31, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

David Hunter told the court that his wife had blood cancer and that she was “begging” him to help her... Read more

The Imperial State Crown, Sceptre, and wreath of symbolic flowers adorn the coffin of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the gun carriage for the funeral procession, Sept. 19, 2022.

A guide to the Christian — and Catholic — symbolism in King Charles III’s coronation

May 5, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

As the new monarch of England is crowned, the ceremony’s many symbols and traditions are rooted in history. Read more

Father Sean Gough, a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Birmingham, England, faced criminal charges for praying for free speech outside an abortion clinic after business hours in violation of a strict buffer zone law in the English city of Birmingham. “I pray wherever I go, inside my head, for the people around me. How can it be a crime for a priest to pray?” he said in a Feb. 9, 2023, statement from the ADF UK legal group.

UK bishops say law criminalizing prayer outside of abortion clinics is discriminatory

Mar 16, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

Catholic bishops in the United Kingdom said a new law criminalizing prayer and outreach outside abortion clinics discriminates against people... Read more

Mar Joseph Srampickal is consecrated Bishop of the Syro-Malabar Eparchy of Great Britain at Preston North End stadium on Oct. 9, 2016. Photo

Britain’s first Syro-Malabar Catholic bishop: We are committed to the new evangelization

Dec 15, 2020

Four years after it was established, the Syro-Malabar Eparchy of Great Britain is expanding rapidly. Its bishop explains why.  Read more

Fr. Paschal Uche at his ordination in Brentwood Cathedral, Essex, England, Aug. 1, 2020. Ordination photo

Young Catholic who greeted Benedict XVI in Britain becomes a priest

Sep 18, 2020

Ten years ago, Paschal Uche greeted Pope Benedict XVI on behalf of young people in his country. Today, he is... Read more

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Pro-life leader: All-time high abortion rate in UK shows society has failed women, children

Jun 14, 2019

More than 200,000 UK women received an abortion in 2018, setting an all-time high rate of abortion in England and... Read more

British MPs say porn- like smoking- causes public harm

Oct 24, 2018

Members of Parliament challenged the UK government to address sexual harassment of women by restricting sexualized media, especially pornography.  Read more

Group prays outside of abortion clinic.

British pro-lifers say abortion clinic ‘buffer zones’ harm women and children

Jul 12, 2018

By Ed Condon

After a decision from the United Kingdom’s High Court, two women are attempting to overturn a ban on prayer and... Read more

Pope Francis greets Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi, director of the General Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society, at the Vatican April 5, 2017.

Dialogue is essential, Pope Francis tells British Muslim leaders

Apr 5, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis met Wednesday with a delegation of Muslim leaders from Great Britain along with Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster... Read more

Charles, Prince of Wales, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, examine books at the Vatican Library, April 4, 2017. Photo courtesy of Clarence House.

Charles and Camilla meet Pope Francis, tour Vatican archives

Apr 4, 2017

Charles, Prince of Wales, and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, met Pope Francis Tuesday at the Vatican, shortly after... Read more