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Catholic Union calls on Government to rule out Covid passports for churches

The Catholic Union has called on the Government to rule out the use of Covid passports for churches and other places of worship.   The Government has said it intends to make certification mandatory for access to certain “crowded” places later this year, but details of the proposals are yet to be confirmed.   Faiths […]

Catholic Union encourages Government to partner with faith groups

The Catholic Union has called on the Government to unlock the potential of faith groups in helping to tackle local problems.   In a letter to the Faiths Minister, Lord Greenhalgh, the Catholic Union has called for better guidance from the Government to encourage local authorities to work with faith groups at the ground level. […]

Catholic Union welcomes lifting of “arbitrary” cap on Mass attendance in Scotland

The Catholic Union has welcomed the decision by the Scottish Government to remove the cap on the number of people allowed to attend religious services in Scotland.   Churches in Scotland were able to reopen for public worship on 26 March, having been closed since the beginning of the year, but a maximum of 50 […]

Catholic Union updates MPs and peers on recent work

With Parliament on Easter recess, the Catholic Union has taken the opportunity to update our supporters in both Houses of Parliament on our recent work. Our Easter Parliamentary Update covers our work in helping to ensure churches across the UK can open for worship, supporting people during the coronavirus pandemic, as well as the importance […]

‘Moral responsibility’ to tackle climate change, says Lord Deben

The Chair of the UK’s independent Committee on Climate Change, Lord Deben, has said we have “been careless with God’s creation” and have moral responsibility to act on climate change.   The Conservative peer and former Environment Secretary made his remarks in a webinar hosted by the Catholic Union on the Gospel imperative for tackling […]

The Kirk and the Court: Why Scottish church closures were unlawful

The Scottish Court of Session ruled in favour of those who challenged the legality of the Scottish Government’s ban on public worship during the national lockdown in Scotland this year.   A coalition of 27 faith leaders, alongside Canon Tom White, challenged the proportionality of the ban in a legal action that was heard in […]

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