- Apr 9, 2021
Every year since 1953, Catholics from the Diocese of Middlesbrough – located in the north of England – have participated in a pilgrimage to Lourdes. This year they are doing it virtually.
The head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales has called for “a bit more sensitivity from the government” when it comes to the issue of opening churches for prayer and worship, and said the way Catholics use their churches means they could be opened safely earlier than some other faith communities.
The Catholic Church in England and Wales says the government has failed to recognize the “profound sensitivities and spiritual needs” of the people in its plan to re-open churches.
The bishop liaison to the Catholic Police Guild of England and Wales has warned against “a show of heavy-handedness” in the enforcement of coronavirus lockdown rules in the country.
LEICESTER, United Kingdom – Warning that the COVID-19 coronavirus is “a tsunami heading towards the homes of millions of poor communities,” England’s leading Catholic international aid agency has launched an appeal to help prepare vulnerable communities from the effects of the pandemic. “The potential scale of the pandemic across Africa,
England’s bishops are urging parish communities to be on the lookout for domestic abuse, after a spike in cases has been reported by a leading charity.
Elderly people are being left to die in Britain’s nursing homes instead of being offered care in hospitals, said a priest and former surgeon.