- Dec 14, 2019
A British bishop said he was relieved by the election defeat of political parties committed to liberalizing Britain’s abortion laws, but he was “not particularly enthused” by the Conservative Party agenda. A British cardinal called for a fresh start “in more ways than politics.”
Catholics can’t “watch from the balcony” during the United Kingdom’s Dec. 12 general election, according to the bishops of England and Wales.
Britain’s Foreign Office is lighting its offices red in a sign of solidarity with the world’s persecuted Christians.
The archbishop of Canterbury has said an unusual electoral intervention by Britain’s chief rabbi should alert the country to the unease felt by many Jews.
The Catholicsbishops of England and Wales have welcomed the repatriation of British children orphaned in in Syria, after their parents had sought to support the Islamic State Group.
In a message to young Catholics in Vietnam, Pope Francis offered prayers for a group of Vietnamese migrants who died while being smuggled into Great Britain in late October.