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April 11, 2021
Staff Reporter
"We know," said Detective Supt Andy Wadey, "that many people were very upset by what happened on Good Friday and we deeply regret that." The Detective Superintendent noted the "significant reflection and learning" that he and Superintendent Roger Arditti have undertaken in the days since the Good Friday incident, along with their colleagues in the BCU and senior leaders at New Scotland Yard.
April 11, 2021
Nathan Morley
Prince Philip in military uniform, 9 November 1947. (Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) The life and times of a thoroughly modern royal By Nathan Morley Prince Philip set the tone for the royal family of the post-war era. In fact, he grew up at the speed of war. As a young lieutenant aboard the battleship Ramillies
April 10, 2021
Staff Reporter
"Saddened to learn of the death of your husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh," reads the telegram from Pope Francis, signed by the Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, "His Holiness Pope Francis offers heartfelt condolences to Your Majesty and the members of the Royal Family."
April 03, 2021
Cardinal Vincent Nichols
"Having celebrated so many ceremonies in an empty Westminster Cathedral, often with heart heavy at the strangeness of it all," writes Cardinal Vincent Nichols in his Easter reflection for Catholic Herald readers, "I so look forward to those gatherings of the Church which affirm and give life to us all."
April 03, 2021
CNA Staff
Archbishop John Wilson of Southwark made a pastoral visit to the church on Saturday. The archbishop spoke with clergy and a number of parishioners present at the church, assuring them of his closeness in prayer and offering them his support following the incident.
March 26, 2021
CNA Staff
The Chinese authorities announced the measures March 26 against David Alton and eight other U.K. citizens, as well as four institutions critical of the country’s human rights record.
March 22, 2021
Ferdie Rous
Twenty police officers were injured as protests in Bristol objecting to a proposed bill that would expand UK police powers to restrict non-violent protest descended into violence.
March 21, 2021
CNA Staff
The regulations from Westminster, which came into force March 31, 2020, allow elective abortions up to 12 weeks of pregnancy; abortions up to 24 weeks in cases of risk to the mother's physical or mental health; and abortion without time limit in cases of severe fetal impairment or fatal fetal abnormality.
February 24, 2021
Ferdie Rous
A group of Christian educators have asked the UK’s education secretary to postpone the introduction of the Relationships and Sex Education programme, scheduled for summer this year.
February 22, 2021
Ferdie Rous
British charity The Jubilee Debt Campaign (JDC) found that 30% of the poorest countries privately owed debts, not including bonds, are owned by firms based in the UK.
February 11, 2021
Ferdie Rous
The Bishops of England and Wales have called for society to "cultivate kindness" in its treatment of the sick after a year of pain and suffering.
February 10, 2021
Ferdie Rous
Tributes have poured in for Ralph Dickins, a charity fundraiser, who raised over £1 million for vulnerable people and is retiring from St Vincent de Paul's Furniture Store in Sheffield.