- Dec 1, 2020
England’s Catholic bishops say they are “delighted” that public worship will resume when the national COVID-19 lockdown expires on Dec. 2.
Catholic charities in England and Wales are calling on the government to keep a £20 ($26) a week welfare benefit which is due to expire next March.
England’s Catholic bishops say the suspension of public worship during a four-week lockdown demonstrates “a fundamental lack of understanding of the essential contribution made by faith communities to the well-being, resilience and health of our society.”
Cardinal Vincent Nichols has joined other faith leaders in the United Kingdom to call on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to establish a commission “with the mandate and resources to tackle child poverty in England.”
England’s Catholic bishops have told the UK government they “have not yet seen any evidence whatsoever that would make the banning of communal worship,” as England prepares to enter its second coronavirus lockdown beginning Nov. 5.
Long overshadowed by the country’s Anglican structures, England’s Catholic churches are put under the spotlight in a new book.