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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

The Right Rev. Richard Pain, who served as the Anglican Bishop of Monmouth, will join the Catholic Church on Sunday, July 2, 2023.

Anglican bishop from Wales will convert to Catholicism to serve as priest

Jun 14, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The Right Rev. Richard Pain, who served as the Anglican bishop of Monmouth in Wales, will join the Catholic Church... Read more

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

Queen Elizabeth II attend the Trooping of the Colour in London, England, June 16, 2012. | Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster delivering a speech at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin, Aug. 23, 2018.

Updated: Cardinal Nichols pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II after her death at 96

Sep 8, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

“Even in my sorrow, shared with so many around the world, I am filled with an immense sense of gratitude... Read more

Lady Justice atop the Old Bailey in London.

English prosecutors consider guidelines advising against charges for those who assist in 'mercy killings'

Jan 14, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The Crown Prosecution Service, which brings criminal charges in England and Wales, is considering a proposal to examine “mercy killings”... Read more

Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster.

English cardinal to grant faculties to priests fulfilling conditions of Traditionis custodes

Jul 23, 2021

By CNA Staff

Many priests in Westminster diocese have requested faculties. Read more

Baby Feet. Credit: Morgan via Flickr (CC BY 2.0).

‘Major victory’ for pro-lifers as attempt to introduce abortion up to birth in England and Wales fails

Jul 5, 2021

By CNA Staff

“This would have left England and Wales with one of the most extreme abortion laws in the world.” Read more

Pro-lifers oppose amendment seeking to introduce abortion up to birth in England and Wales

Jul 1, 2021

By CNA Staff

If passed, the amendment would mark “the single biggest change to abortion legislation since 1967.” Read more

Record number of abortions recorded in England and Wales in 2020

Jun 15, 2021

By CNA Staff

The statistics showed that 3,083 abortions took place on grounds of disability. Read more

Catholic bishops urge parishes in England and Wales to reach out to ‘COVID curious’

Apr 23, 2021

The bishops say that a new group of people has discovered the Church via the internet amid the pandemic. Read more

The Standing Together to stop knife crime rally in London, April 6, 2019.

Cardinal Nichols urges 'a sense of belonging' to counter knife crime

Apr 8, 2019

At a ecumenical rally to call for an end to knife crime, the Archbishop of Westminster on Saturday challenged the... Read more