- Nov 30, 2020
England’s Catholic bishops say the suspension of public worship during a four-week lockdown demonstrates “a fundamental lack of understanding of the essential contribution made by faith communities to the well-being, resilience and health of our society.”
Cardinal Vincent Nichols has joined other faith leaders in the United Kingdom to call on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to establish a commission “with the mandate and resources to tackle child poverty in England.”
England’s Catholic bishops have told the UK government they “have not yet seen any evidence whatsoever that would make the banning of communal worship,” as England prepares to enter its second coronavirus lockdown beginning Nov. 5.
With children dying in the English Channel, the UK’s leading Catholic refugee agency says the government is ramping up a policy “very likely to increase the risk of this happening again and again.”
Irish Catholic leaders met with the Republic of Ireland’s prime minister on Wednesday evening to discuss the latest anti-COVID-19 measures, which have suspended public worship in the country.
A “shifting of mindset” is needed for those making the UK’s immigration rules, according to the English bishops’ point man for migration.