UK News Briefing

  • January 13, 2004

    Church attendance continues to fall

    -13/1/04

    The number of people going to church on a Sunday fell by nearly 40,000 in 2002, according to provisiona

    Church attendance continues to fall -13/1/04 The number of people going to church on a Sunday fell by nearly 40,000 in 2002, according to provisional figures released by the Church of England. The average number of people attending a Sunday service...
  • January 13, 2004

    Salvation Army reveals neglect of elderly

    -13/1/04

    One-fifth of Britons do not want to care for elderly relatives, a report for the Salvation Army h

    Salvation Army reveals neglect of elderly -13/1/04 One-fifth of Britons do not want to care for elderly relatives, a report for the Salvation Army has suggested. People were reluctant to care for others as there was little "return" for them, said...
  • January 13, 2004

    Ship of Fools sets sail for USA

    -13/1/04

    A Ship of Fools lecture/entertainment tour will begin next month visiting such places as a major convention

    Ship of Fools sets sail for USA -13/1/04 A Ship of Fools lecture/entertainment tour will begin next month visiting such places as a major convention in North Carolina in the company of President George W Bush and a Shrove Tuesday pancake party in...
  • January 12, 2004

    Pro abortion politicians banned from communion

    -12/1/04

    by Dan Bergin

    An American bishop has said that Catholic politicians who vote to support a

    Pro abortion politicians banned from communion -12/1/04 by Dan Bergin An American bishop has said that Catholic politicians who vote to support abortion or euthanasia may no longer receive Communion in the La Crosse Diocese of Wisconsin until they...
  • January 12, 2004

    Cathedrals face cash crisis

    -12/1/04

    A cash crisis, caused by an acute drop in American tourists visiting the UK, will soon force many of England's

    Cathedrals face cash crisis -12/1/04 A cash crisis, caused by an acute drop in American tourists visiting the UK, will soon force many of England's 42 Anglican cathedrals to bolt their doors to the public for part of the week as they lay off staff...
  • January 12, 2004

    Christian on hunger strike for Iraqis

    -12/1/04

    Alan Slater, 68, a Canadian member of Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) in Iraq has began a liquids-o

    Christian on hunger strike for Iraqis -12/1/04 Alan Slater, 68, a Canadian member of Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) in Iraq has began a liquids-only fast on January 8th at the Iraqi Assistance Center (IAC) in Baghdad. Slater is fasting to draw...
  • January 12, 2004

    Emin and Archbishop collaborate in spiritual art

    -12/1/04

    Tracey Emin and the Archbishop of Canterbury are unlikely collaborators, but the two are l

    Emin and Archbishop collaborate in spiritual art -12/1/04 Tracey Emin and the Archbishop of Canterbury are unlikely collaborators, but the two are linked in an exhibition of contemporary spiritual art in St Paul's Cathedral next month reports the...
  • January 12, 2004

    Tory leaders son to be Anglican vicar

    -12/1/04

    Nick Howard, the son of the Tory leader, is training to become a priest in the Church of England.

    Tory leaders son to be Anglican vicar -12/1/04 Nick Howard, the son of the Tory leader, is training to become a priest in the Church of England. Mr Howard, 26, who was brought up in the Liberal Jewish tradition of his father but converted to...
  • January 9, 2004

    Pope addresses mentally handicapped

    -9/1/04

    Pope John Paul has written a moving message to participants at an international symposium on the "Dignit

    Pope addresses mentally handicapped -9/1/04 Pope John Paul has written a moving message to participants at an international symposium on the "Dignity and Rights of the Mentally Handicapped". The meeting, which is taking place from January 7 to 9 in...
  • January 9, 2004

    Release of Iraqi prisoners welcomed

    -9/1/04

    Christian Peacemaker Teams in Iraq have welcomed the announcement by Administrator of the Coalition Prov

    Release of Iraqi prisoners welcomed -9/1/04 Christian Peacemaker Teams in Iraq have welcomed the announcement by Administrator of the Coalition Provisional Authority, Paul Bremer, that 506 Iraqi prisoners are to be released from detention camps. In...