Posts Tagged ‘Queen Elizabeth II’

Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years as head of the Church of England

Thursday, June 9th, 2022

If you want to understand a nation, listen to its national anthem. “The Star-Spangled Banner” urges Americans to look out for the flag that waves over “the land of the free and the home of the brave.” “La Marseillaise,” the anthem of republican France, calls its citizens to arms. But the UK’s national anthem is Read more

Platinum Jubilee: Northern Ireland’s peace-making monarch

Thursday, June 9th, 2022

All she did was cross the street but that small gesture by the Queen made an enormous contribution to community relations in Northern Ireland. By walking from the Protestant cathedral to the Roman Catholic one in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Her Majesty set a standard for others to follow. Viscount Brookeborough, Lord Lieutenant of County Fermanagh, Read more

Prince Andrew trying to ‘make amends’

Thursday, June 2nd, 2022
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Highlighting the importance of forgiveness, Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, says Prince Andrew is trying to “make amends”. His comments refer to Andrew’s fall from grace following accusations of sexually abusing Virginia Giuffre two decades ago when she was 17. Although he did not admit wrongdoing, the Queen’s son paid an undisclosed sum earlier Read more

Indigenous leaders call for Queen to apologise

Thursday, May 19th, 2022
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The president of the Métis National Council made a call for the Queen to apologise for the Canadian residential school crisis in order to help survivors and their families heal. Cassidy Caron (pictured) says residential school survivors told her that an apology from the Queen would be important since she is the leader of the Read more

Queen’s message delivered by Prince Edward to Church of England’s national assembly

Monday, November 22nd, 2021

Prince Edward delivered Her Majesty’s speech to bishops and clergy at the General Synod after she cancelled her appearance last week following medical advice for her to rest. Before the address, the Earl of Wessex said the monarch sent her “sincere and deep apologies that she cannot be here today”. “I think you probably understand Read more

Princess becomes Catholic, loses place in line to British throne

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

Becoming a Catholic has cost Princess Alexandra of Hanover her place in the line of succession to the British throne. Although the British 2013 Succession to the Crown Act allows heirs to the throne to marry Catholics, the law also says the acting British sovereign cannot be a Catholic. This is because the British monarch Read more

Queen Elizabeth II thanked for defending the faith

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, who is the Archbishop of Westminster, has written to Queen Elizabeth II thanking her for her “steadfast insistence on the great importance of our Christian faith”. His letter was sent to celebrate the Queen becoming the longest reigning monarch in British history. Read more Related Posts:Mary Queen of Scots rosary beads stolenKing Read more

Queen’s insistence on faith marks her reign – Cardinal Nichols

Friday, September 11th, 2015

Catholic Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Vincent Nichols has thanked Queen Elizabeth II for her “steadfast insistence on the great importance of our Christian faith.” His message, conveyed in a letter to Her Majesty to mark the occasion of her becoming the longest reigning monarch. The Cardinal wrote in the name of Catholics across the world, and Read more

Pope congratulates Queen Elizabeth on diamond jubilee

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Congratulating Queen Elizabeth II on the occasion of her diamond jubilee, Pope Benedict XVI praised the Queen’s “noble vision of the role of a Christian monarch”. In a message Benedict said the British monarch has over the past 60 years been an “inspiring example of dedication to duty and a commitment to maintaining the principles of Read more

The Queen: 60 years of good behaviour

Friday, June 1st, 2012

For the most part, the Queen has been on her best behaviour for sixty years. Gillian Bouras writes of her memories of when Elizabeth II became queen, reflects on her reign, and says that “conscientiousness and devotion to duty now seem to be outmoded virtues. But many people my age, despite our political affiliations and Read more