King Charles III

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.

Pope Francis greets His Royal Highness Prince Charles of Wales at the canonization of St. John Henry Newman at the Vatican on Oct. 13, 2019. | Vatican Media

Vatican to Send Representative of Pope Francis to British Coronation

May 4, 2023

The Vatican’s secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, will represent Pope Francis at the coronation of King Charles III on Saturday, May 6.

A fragment on the true cross on which Jesus was condemned to death. | Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis Donates Relic of the True Cross for King Charles’ Coronation

Apr 19, 2023

Thanks to a gift from Pope Francis to King Charles III, two pieces of the true cross on which Jesus was crucified will lead the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom’s coronation procession May 6.

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Catholic Charity Lauds King Charles’ Meeting with Victims of Extremism in Nigeria

Dec 20, 2022

The recent meeting between King Charles III and some of the victims of religious extremism in Nigeria is a laudable step towards addressing the violence in the West African country, the Catholic charity and pontifical foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, has said.

King Charles III walks alongside the coffin carrying Queen Elizabeth II with the Imperial State Crown resting on top as it departs Westminster Abbey during the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on Sept. 19, 2022, in London. Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on Sept. 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III. | Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Catholic Prayers for Queen Elizabeth II — and the New King

Sep 19, 2022

As millions across the United Kingdom and the whole world today witness the final farewell for Queen Elizabeth II, the Catholic bishops of England and Wales have released statements, made comments, and issued pastoral letters about the death of Her Majesty.

Charles delivering a speech in Bridgetown, after Barbados became a republic, November 2021. Credit: Public Domain

King Charles III Should Follow “in the footsteps of his mother”: South African Cardinal

Sep 16, 2022

The Cardinal in South Africa has underlined the need for new King of the United Kingdom to follow in the footsteps of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, who passed on September 8.

New King Charles III makes his first address to UK parliament. Credit: Courtesy Photo

King Charles III of UK Should Promote Religious Diversity: Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria

Sep 12, 2022

The Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja in Nigeria has hailed Queen Elizabeth II for her exemplary rootedness in faith, and called upon King Charles III, who acceded to the throne following the demise of the Queen on September 8, to uphold the spirit of the late Monarch and to promote religious diversity in all the Commonwealth countries.