- Sep 20, 2020
Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop of Westminster, and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, have sent a joint letter to Israel’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom, urging the Israeli government to protect the “Status Quo” of holy sites in Jerusalem.
Cardinal Charles Bo of Myanmar said the Rohingya are a stateless people spurned in his country because of “propaganda” and “hate speech” among the Buddhist majority, and they’re also often victims of human trafficking.
The Santa Marta Group was born in London in 2014, and brings together “top cops” from around the world with Catholic activists, especially nuns, leading the anti-human trafficking charge.
Marking the 50th anniversary of the legalization of abortion in most of the UK, the bishops of the country said the “challenge that faces our society today is to recover an understanding of the immeasurable good of each unborn child and to value his or her life with even greater respect.” The bishops also spoke against efforts to strip conscience protections from medical and other healthcare personnel when it comes to abortion.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols, whose diocese covers the Parsons Green Underground station where a terrorist bombing took place, praised the emergency services who tended to the victims as well as the residents and workers in the area who offered them safety and comfort. No one was killed, but several people were injured.
Following recent attacks in England, a man drove a van into a crowd of Muslims gathered outside the Muslim Welfare House. Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster expressed dismay and horror and offered his prayers to the victims and their relatives.