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27/01/2014 12:00 pm

St Mary’s Awarded University Title

St Mary’s University College, Twickenham is delighted to announce that on Thursday 23rd January 2014, it was awarded full university title by the Privy Council.

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24/01/2014 2:01 pm

Pope Francis: Communication must promote culture of encounter

Pope Francis has released his first message for World Communications Day. Ahead of the worldwide celebration of the day on 1 June, the Holy Father has stressed that Christian witness is not about bombarding people with religious messages but about respectfully engaging with their questions and their doubts. 

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23/01/2014 10:30 am

Pope hails work of Apostleship of the Sea

At his General Audience in the Vatican the Pontiff called on those who work for the wellbeing of seafarers and the families to “be the voice of those workers who live far from their loved ones and face dangerous and difficult situations.”

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20/01/2014 2:55 pm

Cardinal-Designate Offers Prayers for Syria Talks

Cardinal-designate Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, today called for all people of good will to join in prayers for peace in Syria and for the success of the planned talks this week between all those involved in the conflict.

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19/01/2014 6:30 pm

Remember the Suffering Church in the Holy Land and the Middle East during Christian Unity Week, says Archbishop of Birmingham

In an address at Coventry Cathedral to mark the Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity, Archbishop Bernard Longley highlighted how shared unity prompts us to remember “our brothers and sisters of the suffering Church in the Holy Land and the Middle East.”

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17/01/2014 4:30 pm

January Blues: Mental Health Bishop highlights power of social media to support Mental Health

Bishop Richard Moth who has responsibility for the Bishops' work in support of mental health is inviting people to use social media to reach out to the many people who often suffer with seasonal mental stress during the latter end of January.

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16/01/2014 9:32 am

Bishops call for the humanitarian situation to be resolved in Gaza - a 'man-made disaster'

Gaza is a man-made disaster, a shocking scandal, an injustice that cries out to the human community for a resolution. We call upon political leaders to improve the humanitarian situation of the people in Gaza, assuring access to the basic necessities for a dignified human life, the possibilities for economic development, and freedom of movement.

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14/01/2014 4:00 pm

CSAN launches survey to map Catholic Social Action

Caritas Social Action Network (CSAN), the social action arm of the Catholic Church in England and Wales has launched a survey in three Catholic dioceses to help document all work that is being undertaken by parishes, schools and Catholic communities in the service of others.

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14/01/2014 2:03 pm

Bishop for Migrants appeals to UK government to receive Syrian refugees

In a homily to mark the World Day for Migrants and Refugees which coincides with the Feast of Santo Niño, 19 January, the Bishop for Migrants, Bishop Patrick Lynch will call on the UK Government, in conjunction with other European Governments to "find a way in which countries within the E.U. can receive at least some of the refugees" from the civil war in Syria. 

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06/01/2014 11:55 am

Pope Francis to visit Holy Land in 2014

Pope Francis will make a papal visit to the Holy Land in May of this year. The Holy Father made the announcement after the recitation of the Sunday Angelus overlooking a rainy St Peter’s Square. Speaking to pilgrims who braved the elements to hear his words, the Pope said, “in the climate of joy, typical of this Christmas season , I wish to announce that from 24 to 26 May next, God willing, I will make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

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