- Jan 15, 2021
A spokesman for the Diocese of Westminster insists Catholic churches are safe in the British capital after the Mayor of London called for the closure of places of worship in the city.
Saying that worship is a “well-established source of both personal resilience and dedicated service to those in need,” Cardinal Vincent Nichols expressed his happiness that churches will remain open for service during the latest lockdown announced Jan. 4.
England’s top prelate expressed his “profound sorrow and apologies” on Friday, after he was personally singled out in a scathing report on clerical sexual abuse in the Catholic Church in England and Wales.
A government-established inquiry into sexual abuse in the Catholic Church in England and Wales says “real and lasting changes to attitudes have some way to go if the Roman Catholic Church is to shake off the failures of the past.”
Jonathan Sacks, the former chief rabbi in the UK who reached beyond the Jewish community with his regular broadcasts on radio, has died at 72.
As Europe faces a new wave of coronavirus lockdowns, public worship is once again on hold in some places but still allowed in others.