- Apr 4, 2020
Public Masses will be suspended across Britain in light of the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Noting that the Church is “ever ancient and ever new,” the rector of Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham said the March 29 rededication of England as the “Dowry of Mary” will help the country face “the personal and national challenges of our day.”
Pope Francis named new bishops for the Ukrainian Catholic dioceses in London and in Melbourne, Australia.
In his New Year’s message, England’s top prelate condemned anti-Semitic graffiti in London, and called on all people to “shun all forms and expressions of hatred against others.”
A gruesome discovery of 39 bodies in a refrigerated container on a truck in Essex on Wednesday morning “highlights the urgent need for more safe and legal routes to migrate and to seek asylum,” says the director of the Jesuit Refugee Service UK.
A report from the UK government’s Charity Commission for England and Wales has noted a “lack of safeguarding skills and experience” at the Archdiocese of Birmingham meant that church leaders “failed in their duties” to protect the vulnerable.