- May 17, 2021
Cardinal Vincent Nichols has offered his prayers for the repose of the soul of Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, who died on Friday at the age of 99.
England’s top Catholic and Anglican prelates have condemned the UK government’s plan to cut its international development aid budget to save money during the COVID-19 crisis.
Church leaders in Britain and Ireland are calling on the UK government to keep its pledge to spend 0.7 percent of its Gross National Income on international aid and development.
England’s top Catholic prelate has welcomed reports of an investigation by the U.S. government into the labor practices at Boohoo, a UK online fashion retailer which sources from factories in Leicester.
A new government-commissioned report calling for new laws to tackle extremism has received support from the president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.
Tuesday was a “day of great sadness” after the UK government officially recorded 100,000 deaths from COVID-19, according to the head of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.
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.