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The Cathedral Church of St. Barnabas in Nottingham, England, U.K.

England and Wales no longer Christian ‘by default,’ census shows

Dec 1, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The latest census shows Christians there are now a minority, while the number of people who have no religious affiliation... Read more

The archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, gives a reading during the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on Sept.19, 2022, in London.

‘Service in life, hope in death’: archbishop of Canterbury preaches at queen’s funeral

Sep 19, 2022

By Charlotte Evans

In his sermon at the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II today, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby praised the Christian... Read more

Queen Elizabeth greets Pope Francis at the Vatican in 2014.

Pope Francis praises Queen Elizabeth’s ‘steadfast witness of faith in Jesus Christ’

Sep 8, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Pope Francis in a telegram late Thursday offered his condolences and prayers upon the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s... Read more

The ordination of Jonathan Goodall (former Anglican Bishop) to the Catholic priesthood in Westminster Cathedral, London, March 12, 2022.

Priests bear heaven's promises, cardinal says at ordination of former Anglican bishop

Mar 12, 2022

By Carl Bunderson

Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster reflected on the priesthood on Saturday, preaching at the Mass of the priestly ordination of... Read more

Dr. Michael Nazir-Ali, the former Anglican bishop of Rochester, England.

Ex-Anglican bishop: As a Catholic, I want to help the persecuted abroad and marginalized Christians at home

Oct 18, 2021

By CNA Staff

Dr. Michael Nazir-Ali described his reception into the Catholic Church as a ‘bittersweet moment.’ Read more

The Rt. Rev. Michael Nazir-Ali, the former Anglican bishop of Rochester, England.

Prominent Anglican bishop received into Catholic Church

Oct 14, 2021

By Luke Coppen

Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali has joined the personal ordinariate. Read more

The Rt. Rev. Jonathan Goodall, who has resigned as the Anglican bishop of Ebbsfleet, England, to be received into the Catholic Church.

Church of England bishop to be received into the Catholic Church

Sep 3, 2021

By Luke Coppen

The Rt. Rev. Jonathan Goodall said he took the decision ‘after a long period of prayer.’ Read more

Lambeth Palace, London, residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Church of England affirms sex is only for heterosexual marriage

Jan 23, 2020

Sex is reserved for married heterosexual couples, new pastoral guidance from the Church of England has affirmed. The new guidance... Read more

Gavin Ashenden, who was consecrated a bishop in a Continuing Anglican ecclesial community, and who will be received into the Catholic Church Dec. 22, 2019. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Shrewsbury.

Former Continuing Anglican bishop to be received into the Catholic Church

Dec 17, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Gavin Ashenden, a former Honorary Chaplain to the Queen in the Church of England who was consecrated a bishop in... Read more

Wide-Angle view of the nave of Norwich Cathedral, England.

'God is a tourist attraction' Anglican bishop says on cathedral carnival ride

Aug 20, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

A controversial amusement park ride erected in Norwich Cathedral has come down after an 11-day installation.   Read more

Canterbury Anglican Cathedral.

Church of England to create 'celebratory' transgender liturgies

Dec 12, 2018

By Ed Condon

The Church of England has published pastoral guidelines for liturgical services that would celebrate the completion of “gender transitioning” by... Read more

St. Matthew's Church, Rastrick, which is shared by Anglicans and Methodists.

Anglicans, Methodists in UK consider sharing ministers

Jun 29, 2017

The Methodist Church in Britain and the Church of England announced Sunday that each ecclesial community is considering a proposal... Read more

The Anglican Westminster Abbey in London, October 16, 2010.

Woman bishop challenges future of Anglican-Catholic dialogue

Jan 30, 2015

By Ann Schneible

While the consecration of the Church of England's first woman bishop presents significant challenges in bringing Catholics and Anglicans into... Read more

Monsignor Marcus Stock celebrates Mass on August 13, 2013.

Leeds' new bishop: 'I have longed and longed to be with you'

Sep 15, 2014

Msgr. Marcus Stock, who was appointed Monday as Bishop of Leeds, England, has said in a message to his new... Read more

Lambeth Palace.

Church of England allows gay men to become bishops

Jan 4, 2013

The Church of England has decided to permit gay male clergy in civil partnerships to become bishops, provided that they... Read more