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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. 

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UK Parliament Makes it Illegal to Pray Near Abortion Facilities

Mar 7, 2023

Britain’s House of Commons approved legislation Tuesday to create “buffer zones” around abortion facilities that would prohibit a wide range of behavior, including silent prayer.

Queen Elizabeth greets Pope Francis at the Vatican in 2014. | Vatican Media

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.

Liz Truss MP, Minister of State for Women and Equalities. Ian Davidson Photography/Shutterstock

As New British Prime Minister Takes Office, Catholic Bishops Offer Prayers and Help

Sep 6, 2022

In a congratulatory message to new British Prime Minister Liz Truss, Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster has pledged his prayers and the Church’s support for addressing various crises, including in the cost of living.

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Use Special Drawing Rights Allocation to Tackle “climate crisis” in Africa: Jesuits to UK

Mar 23, 2022

Members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in Africa are calling on the United Kingdom (UK) to direct more of its International Monetary Fund (IMF) Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) allocation to combating “climate and biodiversity crisis” in sub-Saharan Africa. 

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UK-based Human Rights Body Demands Sudan’s Transparency in Legalizing Places of Worship

Jul 23, 2021

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), a UK-based human rights organization, which specializes in religious freedom all over the world, is calling for transparency in the legal procedures involved in the construction of places of worship in Sudan.