The decision of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, to cut the level of overseas aid has drawn much criticism from church leaders. Cardinal Vincent Nichols has written to MPs to express his concerns.
A COVID-19 vaccine?
Reports of the efficacy of new vaccines against the coronavirus have been in the news recently. However, some are concerned about the origins of the vaccines. Bishop Richard, in his role as Chair of the Department of Social Justice of the Bishops' conference, has issued a statement about this.
Pope Francis has created thirteen new cardinals and they come from around the world, including Rwanda, Philippines, Brunei, Mexico, USA, Malta and Italy.
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