Historic London Cathedral Reopens and Moves to Evict Protesters

LONDON (RNS) London’s historic St. Paul’s Cathedral reopened its doors to visitors Friday (Oct. 28) for the first time in a week, as authorities moved to evict hundreds of camped-out protesters. The church and the London entity that governs the area will ask a court...

Shifting Course, St. Paul’s Orders Protesters Out

LONDON (RNS) More than a week after welcoming anti-corporate protesters onto its grounds, London’s historic St. Paul’s Cathedral now wants them to go away because their presence is costing too much money. Asking the demonstrators to leave peacefully after nine days of...

Peace Service Held Amid London Riots

LONDON (RNS/ENInews) The annual peace service at Westminster Cathedral acquired fresh significance on Tuesday evening (Aug. 9) as Londoners gathered to pray for their city and other British communities torn by rioting. A fourth night of unrest brought total arrests in...

London Warns British Muslims on Shariah in Schools

LONDON (RNS) The British government has warned a network of Islamic schools in the wake of a BBC investigation that claims extremist Shariah law is being taught to thousands of Muslim students. The televised report, by the BBC’s Panorama program, said as many as 5,000...

Priest at London Cathedral Blasts Glitzy Weddings

LONDON (RNS) A top priest at London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral, where Prince Charles and Princess Diana were married in 1981, says fancy, multi-million-dollar weddings are now posing a threat to marriage itself. The Rev. Giles Fraser told BBC Radio’s...