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01/02/2017 12:54 pm

Catholic and Anglican bishops come together for joint meeting

Catholic and Anglican bishops have engaged in a joint meeting to foster spiritual communion; to identify and develop programmes of joint witness and mission and to remain informed about the formal dialogue of ARCIC (Anglican-Roman Catholic Commissions). 

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05/02/2017 12:00 pm

Cardinal Vincent Encourages Community Sponsorship Scheme Amid Trump Travel Ban

On Sunday 5 February Cardinal Vincent spoke on the BBC Radio 4 Westminster Hour about the executive order issued by President Trump which suspends the refugee acceptance programme for 120 days, prioritises refugee claims of religious-based persecution and imposes a travel ban on nations from a countries of ‘particular concern’ (seven, predominantly Muslim, countries have been named).

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26/01/2017 4:00 pm

Shocking statistics on prison suicide demand government action on reform

Bishop Richard Moth has called on government to redouble its efforts on prison reform following today’s report from the Ministry of Justice stating that suicides in prisons across England and Wales reached their highest ever number last year.

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24/01/2017 10:00 am

Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for World Communications Day

As has become the tradition, on the Feast of St. Francis de Sales the Holy Father publishes a Message for World Communications Day, celebrated on the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord. This year's theme is "'Fear not, for I am with you' (Is 43.5) Communicating Hope and Trust in our Time".

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20/01/2017 11:00 am

Bishops thank Nuncio for six years of dedicated service as he ends his time in Great Britain

At the request of the Holy Father, Pope Francis, the Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain, His Excellency Monsignor Antonio Mennini, is being transferred from his current responsibilities to serve directly in the Secretariat of State of the Holy See, assisting in its work in relation to States.

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19/01/2017 10:00 am

Bishops call for action after fifty years of occupation in the Holy Land

The Bishops of the 2017 Holy Land Co-ordination have released a final communiqué calling for prayer, awareness and action after 50 years of occupation in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza. 

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19/01/2017 9:30 am

Bishops call for action after fifty years of occupation in the Holy Land

Fifty years of occupation demands action is the call of the Holy Land Coordination bishops at the end of this year's meeting.

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14/01/2017 6:47 pm

Pope Francis meets with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

Pope Francis met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the Vatican on Saturday morning, 14 January, to build on existing good relations between the Holy See and Palestine, sealed by the Global Agreement of 2015. 

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10/01/2017 2:00 pm

Holy Land Co-ordination 2017

Bishops' annual visit to Holy Land, 14-19 January, promoted dialogue and the building of bridges on the 50th anniversary of occupation. 

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