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12/02/2017 4:00 pm

Cardinal Nichols urges Government to work with renewed vigour to assist unaccompanied child refugees

President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, Cardinal Vincent Nichols has called for the Government to work with renewed vigour to assist vulnerable, unaccompanied child refugees. 

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10/02/2017 9:55 am

Bishop Paul McAleenan on the Dubs Amendment

The so-called Dubs Amendment - a scheme that requires the government to relocate unaccompanied refugee children from other countries in Europe - is set to close. Bishop Paul McAleenan, Chair of the Office for Migration and Refugee Policy, has made a comment on the news.

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08/02/2017 9:39 am

Brentwood Diocese celebrating 100 years

Saturday 11 February sees the inauguration of Centenary celebrations across the Diocese of Brentwood, with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in every parish church from East London to the North Sea. The day is significant, marking as it does the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, principal patron of the Diocese. 

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06/02/2017 1:04 pm

National Marriage Week and New Guidelines for the Preparation of Couples for Marriage

Marriage Week runs from 7 - 14 February 2017. In response to the Pope’s call in Amoris Laetitia, and as a fruit of several years’ work, the Bishops' Conference has published ‘Guidelines for the Preparation of Couples for Marriage’. 

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24/04/2017 12:00 pm

Islam and Mercy

In this interview, Dr Shomali and Dr Mahnaz Heydapour, who is the author of the book “Love in Islam”, explore the concept of mercy in Islam – from practising mercy to praying for your enemy.

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16/04/2017 11:00 am

Pope Francis: 'Urbi et Orbi' Easter Message 2017

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has delivered the traditional Urbi et Orbi message on Easter Sunday, 16 April 2017, following Mass in St. Peter's Square.

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15/04/2017 10:00 am

Cardinal Nichols sends greetings to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on his 90th Birthday

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, sends birthday greetings to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, as he celebrates his ninetieth birthday this Easter Sunday. Cardinal Nichols sends wishes and prayers from all the Bishops, Clergy and People of England and Wales on this joyous occasion

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11/04/2017 1:00 pm

Bishop Declan Lang comments on the fall in global executions

Bishop Declan Lang, Bishop of Clifton and the lead Bishop for international affairs, has called on the UK government to prioritise its work against the death penalty and use new trade agreements as an opportunity to promote human rights. Bishop Declan’s call comes as new figures published on Tuesday 11 April, show that there were 1,032 recorded executions in 2016 – a decrease of 37% on the previous year.

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10/04/2017 9:00 am

Catholic leaders in England united in prayer with the Coptic community after deadly explosions in two Coptic churches in Egypt

"It is with deep sorrow and sadness that we learned of the bombing of St George's Coptic church (Mar Girgis) in the city of Tanta in the Nile Delta, and the explosion outside St Mark’s Coptic church in Alexandria. Both blasts took place during a Palm Sunday service, where traditionally palm branches are blessed as a symbol of peace. Nothing can justify these atrocious acts of terrorism."

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08/04/2017 11:01 am

Nuncio appointed to Great Britain

His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain His Excellency Edward Joseph Adams, titular Archbishop of Scala and formerly Apostolic Nuncio to Greece. 

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