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03/04/2017 4:00 pm

Bishop Richard Moth on the Prisons and Courts Bill

Bishop Richard Moth spoke out last week as the landmark Prisons and Courts Bill continued its passage through Parliament As the Bishop for prisons, Bishop Moth continues to encourage government to understand prisons as places of reform and growth, and not just of punishment. As the bill progresses, Bishop Moth will continue to engage closely with the legislation.

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03/04/2017 12:00 pm

CCEE’s Symposium on young people concludes in Barcelona

Friday 31 March, saw the conclusion of the Symposium in Barcelona on accompanying young people, organised by the Council of European Episcopal Conferences (CCEE). The meeting, which began Tuesday 28 March, was attended by 275 experts from all over Europe who work for the Bishops’ Conferences in the various sectors linked with accompanying young people: Youth, Vocations, University, School and Catechesis. 

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31/03/2017 12:00 pm

Cardinal Nichols on Brexit

The Archbishop of Westminster said that many people in the UK would be “coping with a combination of anxiety and enthusiasm” as the Prime Minister signed a letter marking the official divorce of the UK from the European Union.

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27/03/2017 5:02 pm

Lutheran-Catholic Commemoration of the Reformation in 1517

A joint commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation was held at St George’s Roman Catholic Cathedral Southwark on Sunday 26 March 2017. The Archbishop of Birmingham and Chair of the Bishops’ Conference Department of Dialogue and Unity, the Most Reverend Bernard Longley, and Bishop Martin Lind, Bishop of the Lutheran Church in Great Britain preached at the commemoration. 

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24/03/2017 6:48 pm

Faith Leaders’ Vigil held after Westminster attack

Faith leaders have held a vigil for the victims of Wednesday’s attack in Westminster. It took place outside the North Gate of Westminster Abbey not far from the scene. 

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27/03/2017 12:34 pm

Leader sought for Catholics in Scouting

The Scout Association, the country’s largest mixed voluntary youth movement with over half a million members, is looking for a new volunteer leader for the group which supports Catholics in Scouting. 

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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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24/03/2017 12:00 pm

Bishop Richard Moth Calls for Prayers for all Victims of London Attack

Bishop Richard Moth from the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton has called for prayers for those killed in the terrorist attack in London on Wednesday 22 March at Westminster.

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24/03/2017 11:45 am

Statement from the Brimingham Faith Leaders' Group following the attack in Westminster

The Birmingham Faith Leaders’ Group joins with the great majority of people across the world in condemning the attack which took place on Westminster Bridge and in the environs of the Palace of Westminster on 22 March. Many times in recent years we have, tragically, found it necessary to issue condemnations of such action both in the United Kingdom and abroad. The indiscriminate inflicting of terror, death and serious injury upon innocent people pursuing their everyday lives is indefensible and fundamentally contrary to the teachings of all our major faiths.

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19/05/2017 11:00 am

Call for prayers for those who work the land

In recent years problems and difficulties in UK agriculture have increased. Financial problems, debt and bankruptcy are common, the incidence of crop and livestock disease is high and rural stress-related mental health problems, including tragic suicides are seen in many communities.

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