Today marks International Nurses’ Day, an opportunity for us all to recognise and celebrate the selfless contribution of nurses everywhere after what has been the most challenging of years. It was…

As Orthodox Christians throughout the world prepare to celebrate Pascha, I particularly wanted to send my most special thoughts, and the assurance of my prayers, to you, your bishops, clergy,…

For well over a year the pandemic has had a devastating impact on so many of us around the world. This week, I have been deeply saddened by the tragic images we have all seen as Covid-19 takes its…

I particularly wanted to say that my father, for I suppose the last 70 years, has given the most remarkable, devoted service to The Queen, to my family and to the country, but also to the whole of…

My wife and I were profoundly saddened to learn of the death of Sir Michael Somare. Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with all those who mourn his passing.

As a child, living happily in the depths of the Sussex countryside, I travelled the world without ever leaving my room. From the dank cells of the Bastille, to the stalls of Barchester Cathedral,…

When faced with enormous challenges to our society and with deep uncertainty about the future, it can be all too easy to assume that nothing can be done. Sometimes, it seems that any optimism is…

My wife and I wanted you to know how deeply we feel for all the people of Lebanon following the horrific explosion in Beirut which has resulted in the tragic death of so many and caused such…

My wife and I cherish such special memories of our visit to Sligo five years ago, and of each of the visits we have made to Ireland in every year since. It has meant so much to us that we have been…