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24/03/2017 12:30 pm

Feast of Blessed Oscar Romero

Bishop Patrick Lynch, Auxiliary Bishop of Southwark, gave this homily at a Mass for the Feast of Bl. Oscar Romero in Southwark Cathedral today, 24 March. In his homily Bishop Pat looks at the story of the two disciples on the Road to Emmaus. 

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15/05/2017 10:30 am

Bishops issue General Election guidance with encouragement to vote

The Bishops of England and Wales are encouraging Catholics to play an active part in the General Election. While voting for any particular political party is a matter of conscience, the bishops encourage people to use their vote at this pivotal time for our nations, as we prepare to leave the European Union. 

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08/05/2017 2:37 pm

The English Bishop with a diocese ten times the size of Britain

Pope Francis has appointed an English missionary to be bishop of a diocese that covers 2,000,000 kms2 in Algeria. Bishop-elect John MacWilliam is originally from Wimbledon and was educated in Sussex. He joined the British Army and saw active service in Northern Ireland and Oman before joining the Missionaries of Africa (known as the White Fathers). 

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02/05/2017 12:00 pm

Spectacular celebrations for the Golden Jubilee of Liverpool’s Metropolitan Cathedral

Preparations are gathering pace for the celebrations for the Golden Jubilee of Liverpool’s Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King with over twenty events scheduled between May and November, many of them free to attend.

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Rt Rev Declan Lang

The Right Reverend Declan Lang is the Bishop of Clifton. Born in Cowes on the Isle of Wight in April 1950, Bishop Lang was ordained to the priesthood in June 1975.

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Rt Rev Marcus Stock

The Right Reverend Marcus Stock is the Bishop of Leeds. Born in London on 27 August 1961, Bishop-elect Stock was ordained to the priesthood on 13 July 1988 for the Archdiocese of Birmingham. 

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Rt Rev Patrick McKinney

Rt Rev Patrick Joseph McKinney is the Bishop of Nottingham. Born on 30 April 1954, Bishop McKinney was brought up in Birmingham and was ordained to the priesthood on 29 July 1978 in St Mary’s Church, Buncrana, Co Donegal, Ireland. 

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14/07/2017 4:00 pm

Papal honour for John Gibbs

John Gibbs was presented with the Knight Commander’s cross of the Order of St. Gregory the Great on Thursday 6 July; he was made a Knight Commander of the Order in March this year by Pope Francis.

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14/06/2017 2:00 pm

Cardinal Nichols and Bishop Wilson offer prayers for victims of Grenfell Tower fire

Cardinal Vincent Nichols and Bishop John Wilson have offered prayers for all those affected by the catastrophic fire that broke out in Grenfell Tower, North Kensington, in the early hours of Wednesday 14 June. "We pray for all the residents of Grenfell Tower. we pray particularly for those who have suffered injury, those who have died, and all the residents who are left without a home today, and the entire community that has been affected." 

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20/09/2016 12:00 pm

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor's Pause for Thought

Here's Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor's 'Pause for Thought' reflection from today - 8 June 2017. It was broadcast this morning on BBC Radio 2's The Chris Evans Show.

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