Posts Tagged ‘King Charles III’

Waitangi Treaty attack prompts iwi to write to King Charles

Thursday, May 16th, 2024

One Northland iwi, Ngāti Kahu, has drafted a letter to King Charles III concerning Te Tiriti O Waitangi . They want him to stop the “violent attack” on the Treaty presented by the ACT Party’s Treaty Principals Bill. Urgent hearing Iwi chairperson Professor Makere Mutu presented evidence at an urgent Waitangi Tribunal hearing into the Read more

King Charles III is ill: Camilla takes over role in church service

Thursday, March 7th, 2024

On Maundy Thursday, Queen Camilla will take over the distribution of the so-called Maundy money for her husband and King Charles III, who is suffering from cancer. Buckingham Palace announced this on Monday evening. The associated service will occur in Worcester Cathedral in the west of England. Charles has continued this tradition of his mother, Read more

Cardinal offers prayers for King Charles III after cancer diagnosis

Thursday, February 8th, 2024

Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster offered prayers for King Charles III after Buckingham Palace announced Monday that the king would step away from some public duties amid cancer treatment. “I am saddened to learn that King Charles is now facing a time of treatment for cancer. On behalf of the entire Catholic Community in England Read more

Canada replaces crosses in new Royal Crown with maple leaves and snowflakes

Thursday, May 11th, 2023

King Charles III has approved the Canadian government’s new heraldic Royal Crown design that swaps out its crowning cross for a snowflake and replaces other crosses with maple leaves. The Canadian Royal Crown redesign was recommended by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and is based on the bejewelled St Edward’s Crown used at King Charles’ Read more

British Catholics attend a coronation for first time since Reformation

Thursday, May 4th, 2023
British Catholics

When King Charles III is crowned May 6 in the gothic splendour of London’s ancient Westminster Abbey, it will be one of the year’s most-watched events. The coronation has attracted controversy—not least over its $125 million price tag during a cost-of-living crisis—even as opinion polls show dwindling public interest in the monarchy. But despite controversies, Read more

Catholic bishops to attend coronation of Charles III

Thursday, May 4th, 2023
Catholic bishops to attend coronation

On a historic occasion, Catholic bishops will attend the coronation of a British monarch for the first time since the Reformation when Charles III is crowned King on May 6th. In another first since the Reformation, the Catholic Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, will bless the new monarch at the end of the ceremony. Read more

Pope gifts True Cross relics for King Charles’ coronation

Thursday, April 20th, 2023

King Charles’ May 6 coronation procession will be led by a cross containing religious relics gifted to the monarch by Pope Francis. The cross, named the Cross of Wales, contains two shards of the True Cross, which is said to have been used in the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The Royal Palace made the announcement Read more

King Charles meets Catholic delegation at Buckingham Palace

Thursday, March 16th, 2023

Well ahead of his May 6 coronation, King Charles met a Catholic delegation at Buckingham Palace last week. As king, Charles is the supreme governor of the Church of England. Speaking for the 12-member delegation, Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster pledged his church’s allegiance to the new king. “For so many years, we have observed Read more

Jerusalem consecrated oil to be used for King Charles III coronation

Monday, March 6th, 2023
King Charles III coronation oil

The oil that will be used to anoint King Charles III during his coronation has been consecrated by senior clergymen in Jerusalem. The oil was pressed from olives harvested on the Mount of Olives, and has been perfumed with sesame, rose, jasmine, cinnamon, neroli, benzoin, amber oil and orange blossoms. The ceremony was conducted by Read more

The religion of King Charles III

Monday, October 17th, 2022

As the supreme governor of the Church of England, King Charles III is expected to continue his mother’s friendship and esteem for the Catholic Church, but it will form just part of his broad interest in all Christian denominations, other world religions, and his seeming religious fervour for environmental concerns. The new monarch, who immediately Read more