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23/02/2017 6:16 pm

Bishop Kenney echoes South Sudan Bishops' call for humanitarian assistance for the conflict and famine hit country

Bishop William Kenney, auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham, has called on the world to wake-up to the man made humanitarian disaster playing out in famine-torn South Sudan - a country he visited in 2012.

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23/02/2017 5:30 pm

Pope Francis appeals for ‘suffering South Sudan'

Pope Francis has appealed for the hard-hit people of South Sudan, “where a fratricidal conflict is compounded by a severe food crisis which has hit the Horn of Africa region and condemns to death by starvation millions of people, including many children”. 

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23/02/2017 11:00 am

Together to witness Christ in Europe: CCEE-CEC Joint Committee meets in Paris

On 20 and 21 February in Paris, the Joint Committee of the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (CCEE) and the Conference of European Churches (CEC) met to reflect on 45 years of ecumenical cooperation between the two organisations and to explore new ways of cooperating.

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14/02/2017 12:00 pm

Statement in Response to the Secretary of State for Justice’s Speech on Criminal Justice Reform

Bishop Richard Moth, Liaison Bishop for Prisons, responds to the recent speech by the Secretary of State for Justice on Criminal Justice Reform.

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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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10/02/2017 4:34 pm

Community Sponsorship Scheme - Resettlement of Refugees

The Community Sponsorship Scheme is a government-backed initiative that enables community groups - including the Catholic Church, its agencies and charities - to take on the role of supporting resettled refugees in the UK. 

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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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