Bishop John Sherrington

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The Court of Appeal is based at the Royal Courts of Justice in London.

UK Catholic bishop speaks out after woman with Down syndrome loses abortion law appeal

Nov 29, 2022

By Madeleine Teahan

In a ruling on Nov. 25, the Court of Appeal ruled that the UK abortion law did not discriminate against... Read more

UK Supreme Court, Parliament Square, London.

Pro-life group: End of mother’s UK legal battle over life support for 5-year-old girl ‘a tragedy’

Apr 6, 2021

A pro-life group has described the U.K. Supreme Court’s decision not to hear a mother’s appeal over the removal of... Read more

Bishop John Sherrington, Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster.

Catholic bishop laments appeal court ruling on removing life-support from 5-year-old against mother’s wishes

Mar 23, 2021

A Catholic bishop has lamented an English appeal court ruling that life-sustaining treatment can be withdrawn from a five-year-old girl... Read more

U.K. health secretary Matt Hancock.

Bishops write to UK Health Secretary over plight of Polish Catholic patient

Jan 20, 2021

Catholic bishops wrote to Britain’s Health Secretary on Wednesday, expressing concern about the plight of a Polish patient in a... Read more

Bishop John Sherrington, Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster.

Catholic bishop: bill changes would leave UK with ‘most extreme abortion legislation in Europe’

Jul 2, 2020

An English bishop has urged Catholics to resist a new push to strip away protections for unborn children that would... Read more

Bishop John Sherrington, Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster.

English bishop 'shocked' by permission for at-home medical abortions

Mar 31, 2020

The British government’s plans to allow women to have early abortions at home without medical supervision during the coronavirus crisis... Read more