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The Diocese of Plymouth in England said in a statement this week that the ordination of Plymouth Bishop-elect Christopher Whitehead “will not take place on 22 February 2024 as expected.” | Credit: © Mazur/|Flickr|CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 DEED

Ordination of English Bishop-elect Canceled amid Unexplained "canonical process"

Feb 2, 2024

“Canon Christopher Whitehead has stepped back from active ministry whilst this process is ongoing,” a statement from the Diocese of Plymouth said. 

The Church of St. Mary of the Isle, located in Douglas on the Isle of Man in Britain. | Credit: St Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Douglas, by Andrew Abbott, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Pope Makes Church First Co-cathedral in History of British Isles

Sep 26, 2023

St. Mary of the Isle on the Isle of Man has become the first co-cathedral in the British Isles to share the title with the Archdiocese of Liverpool’s Cathedral of Christ the King.

The Imperial State Crown, Sceptre, and wreath of symbolic flowers adorn the coffin of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the gun carriage for the funeral procession, Sept. 19, 2022. | Credit: Kelly Chow/Shutterstock

A Guide to the Christian — and Catholic — Symbolism in King Charles III’s Coronation

May 5, 2023

King Charles III will be crowned on Saturday in Westminster Abbey in the first royal coronation since that of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, 70 years ago. The coronation will be a Christian service, centered on the celebration of holy communion in an Anglican (Church of England) liturgy.

Fr. Paschal Uche at his ordination in Brentwood Cathedral, Essex, England, Aug. 1, 2020. / Brentwood Diocese/Graham Hillman. Visit photo credit: Mazur/

Young Catholic who Greeted Benedict XVI in Britain Becomes a Priest

Sep 19, 2020

Paschal Uche woke up early on the morning of Sept. 18, 2010, a day that would change his life. He needed to set off in good time in order to pass through security at the event he was attending in central London.