- Apr 14, 2021
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.
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.
As the COVID-19 pandemic causes a health and economic crisis in countries around the world, a new report says governments should see the Catholic Church as a partner in delivering aid and promoting other humanitarian projects.
An English bishop is calling on the UK government to offer more humanitarian assistance to those affected by the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, as well as intensify its efforts at brokering a peace.
Catholic leaders in the UK reiterated their opposition to the definition of assisted nutrition and hydration as medical treatment, “which has now become the basis of medical and legal decisions to withdraw assisted nutrition and hydration from patients.”
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.
An English Catholic bishop joined faith leaders in condemning the persecution of Muslim minorities in China and supporting an amendment to allow the courts to review U.K. trade deals with countries suspected of genocide.