Hampton Court Palace hosts first Roman Catholic service since 1550

The first Roman Catholic service for more than 450 years was celebrated at the Hampton Court Palace, since Henry VIII broke away from Rome in the 16th century. Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Vincent Nichols was joined by the Anglican Bishop of London, the Rt Rev Richard Chartres for the historic service on Tuesday night. The… Continue reading Hampton Court Palace hosts first Roman Catholic service since 1550

The National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham gets £4 million pounds from donation

The National Shrine of Walsingham has announced that it has received a £4 million donation to fund major redevelopment of the shrine’s buildings and to expand its role in the Church. The shrine which dates back to the 11th century has made an appeal to raise an additional £6 million which will be invested on… Continue reading The National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham gets £4 million pounds from donation

British Prime Minister’s plan for Prison reforms applauded by Bishop Moth

Bishop Richard Moth, Spokesperson bishop for prisons in England and Wales has commended the efforts of British Prime Minister David Cameron on his strategies to tackle high levels of violence and re-offending. Prime Minister Cameron announced on Monday his plans for the creation of six “reform prisons” both in England and Wales. He described the… Continue reading British Prime Minister’s plan for Prison reforms applauded by Bishop Moth

U.S youngest Catholic bishop installed as first bishop for the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter

Bishop Steven J.Lopes 40 was ordained as the first bishop for the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, a canonical structure equivalent to a diocese for Catholics who were nurtured in the Anglican tradition. The American ordinariate was set up by Pope Benedict XVI on Jan 1, 2012 for Anglicans who wanted to… Continue reading U.S youngest Catholic bishop installed as first bishop for the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter

Google's former CEO to meet with Pope Francis

Google’s former CEO, the 136th world’s richest person, Eric Schmidt is scheduled to meet with the Holy Father at the Vatican today. Pope Francis will be meeting with the Silicon Valley executive and philanthropist for 15 minutes at the Vatican, along with Jared Cohen, a former US state department official who is now head of Google Ideas.… Continue reading Google's former CEO to meet with Pope Francis

£300, 000 granted to UK Catholic Charity to assist the Homeless

The  Big Lottery Fund  has given £300, 000 to the Catholic charity community “Caritas Anchor House” for the purpose of assisting homeless people in the UK, restoring jobs for them and attaching them to good jobs they can earn a good living from. The Big Lottery Fund’s donation will cover the charity’s Education, Training and Employment Programme… Continue reading £300, 000 granted to UK Catholic Charity to assist the Homeless

Holy doors to be opened in every Cathedral in the world for the first time in history

For the very first time holy doors will be opened in every Catholic cathedral in the world for the year of mercy which will commence from Tuesday 08th of December, 2015. This is scheduled to take place on Sunday December 13th after the holy doors of  St John Lateran (the Cathederal Church of Rome) is… Continue reading Holy doors to be opened in every Cathedral in the world for the first time in history

Pope Francis Awarded PETA-Person of the Year

The UK-based animal welfare charity PETA has named Pope Francis as her Person of the Year. PETA explained that Pope Francis’ ability to ask about 1.2 billion Catholics and other citizens of the world to “respect the environment and treat animals with kindness,” was what made the Pope the number one person of PETA. Ingrid Newkirk, the PETA… Continue reading Pope Francis Awarded PETA-Person of the Year

British Parliament rejects controversial right-to-die bill

British parliamentarians on Friday soundly rejected a right-to-die bill that would have allowed people with less than six months to live to end their life legally. Assisting a suicide is a crime in the United Kingdom, punishable by up to 14 years in prison. Only 118 members of Parliament voted in favor of the bill… Continue reading British Parliament rejects controversial right-to-die bill