Cardinal Vincent Nichols said he was delighted by the appointment of Theresa May as Britain's new prime minister because of her commitment to the fight against human trafficking.
European Catholic leaders expressed concern that the decision to leave the European Union threatened unity across the continent, but also cautioned the EU bloc to rethink its values and priorities.
A row has erupted between the bishops of the Church of England and the British prime minister over his handling of the refugee crisis.
In a letter published Saturday in The Guardian, 84 bishops claim David Cameron is ignoring their efforts to take in more refugees fleeing the Middle East.
The bishops released the private letter they sent to Cameron last month after the prime minister’s office failed to reply.
Headmasters and teachers at Britain's privately owned and state-run schools have been ordered to be on the lookout for Muslim extremists attempting to "groom" youngsters to their cause.
The new legal requirement comes after terrorists killed some 30 British tourists at Sousse, one of Tunisia's best-known holiday resorts, on Friday.
It was the worst terrorist attack against Britons since 2005, when 52 people were killed in a series of bomb attacks in London.
Members of Parliament voted Tuesday to allow the creation of human embryos from the DNA of three people to try to eradicate a type of genetic disease that has caused the deaths of thousands of babies.
If the measure also passes Britain's upper chamber, the House of Lords, England would become the first country to legalize the procedure.
"This is world-leading science within a highly respected regulatory regime and for the many families affected, this is light at the end of a very dark tunnel," said Health Minister Jane Ellison.
The Church of England announced on Wednesday that Libby Lane, a parish priest from Hale, a small village outside Manchester, would become its first woman bishop, ending centuries of all-male leadership in this country's established church.
The announcement from Downing Street, the prime minister's official residence in London, came just a month after changes to canon law making it possible for women to assume the role of suffragan and diocesan bishops.
"Whatever the outcome, every voice and every instrument continues to play its part in shaping the kind of Scotland that people in Scotland vote for."
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The Church of England's governing body has approved new proposals that would allow women bishops to be ordained by this time next year.