- Apr 4, 2020
Public Masses will be suspended across Britain in light of the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Seven years into his papacy, Catholics generally continue to have a high approval of Francis, despite some setbacks.
With all St. Patrick’s Day parades and events canceled due to restrictions aimed at containing the coronavirus pandemic, most bishops and priests celebrated Masses via webcam or parish radio.
Britain’s Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal against the creation of the country’s first “buffer zone” around an abortion clinic.
Dublin’s iconic St. Patrick’s Day parade has been canceled due to fears over the spread of coronavirus.
Catholic leaders paid tribute to Archbishop Peter Smith, vice president of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, who died March 6 after a short illness.