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United Kingdom - Latest News

Dec 15, 2020 - 12:24 am .- A Scottish member of Parliament is calling on the UK government to end a two-child limit on tax credits and other benefits for children, which is believed to be a leading factor for many women seeking abortions in the UK.
Dec 6, 2020 - 04:04 pm .- Nine months after UK Catholic leaders called for the abolition of a two-child limit on tax credits and other benefits for children, a leading abortion group now reports that the two-child limit is cited as a factor by many women seeking abortions.
Nov 16, 2020 - 10:30 am .- Police halted a baptism in a Baptist church in London on Sunday, citing the country’s coronavirus restrictions that include bans on weddings and baptisms. The restrictions have been criticized by the Catholic bishops of England and Wales.
Oct 28, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- A Catholic bishop expressed sorrow Wednesday after a migrant boat sank in the English Channel, killing four members of a family, including two children.
Oct 19, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- The High Court of England and Wales has agreed to hear a challenge to the country’s abortion law, which allows children with Down Syndrome to be aborted until birth, as discriminatory towards people diagnosed with the condition. 
Jul 23, 2020 - 07:30 am .- A Catholic bishop has urged the U.K. and France to address the “underlying reasons” for a rise in migrants risking their lives to cross the English Channel.
Jun 11, 2020 - 08:00 am .- U.K. visa rules are leaving parishes without supply priests, Catholic bishops said Tuesday.
Jun 2, 2020 - 06:30 am .- Catholic publishers in the United Kingdom are turning to social media and online sales in an effort to survive the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on their businesses. 
May 30, 2020 - 04:30 pm .- An English cardinal will ask Sunday why the government has failed to set a date for churches to reopen when it is lifting lockdown restrictions on car showrooms.
May 28, 2020 - 08:30 am .- The first public Masses in the British Isles since the coronavirus lockdown will be celebrated Monday on the island of Guernsey. 
May 23, 2020 - 02:00 am .- Catholics are calling for a public investigation into why so many elderly people have died in U.K. nursing homes during the coronavirus crisis.
Apr 23, 2020 - 02:35 pm .- A British judge’s order requiring a contraceptive device be implanted in a woman with learning disabilities against her will is “deeply problematic,” a bioethicist has said.
Apr 21, 2020 - 08:00 am .- Elderly and disabled coronavirus patients have the same right to life-prolonging treatment as others, the bishops of England and Wales have said. 
Mar 30, 2020 - 06:00 pm .- More than half a million people took part Sunday in the rededication of England to Our Lady Sunday, organizers have said.
Feb 19, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- Britain’s National Health Service has clarified a new policy that will allow patients found to be homophoic, racist, and sexist to be denied non-emergency treatment. 
Jan 14, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- U.K. Minister of Defense Johnny Mercer has issued an apology to lesbian, gay, and bisexual servicemembers who were reportedly outed by military chaplains.
Jan 7, 2020 - 04:57 pm .- The U.K.’s independent regulator for doctors has said it will review its decision to close a case against a Christian doctor facing second-hand complaints of breaking professional conduct rules by discussing religion with patients.
Nov 4, 2019 - 05:19 pm .- After 39 people were found dead in a semi trailer in eastern England last month, a Catholic priest has joined efforts to identify these victims.
Oct 26, 2019 - 06:01 am .- In the wake of the discovery of the bodies of eight women and 31 men inside a semi trailer in eastern England on Wednesday, Catholics are calling for prayers for the victims and their families, as well as safer means for immigrants and asylum seekers in Europe.
Oct 14, 2019 - 01:00 pm .- A court in the United Kingdom ruled last week that it is in the best interest of a pregnant woman with severe learning disabilities that she undergo an abortion.

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