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25/10/2017 1:43 pm

Bishop calls on government to continue resettling unaccompanied child refugees

One year since the ‘jungle’ camp in Calais was demolished, the lead Catholic Bishop for migration and asylum has called on the UK government to continue resettling unaccompanied child refugees. 

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23/10/2017 4:00 pm

Anti-Slavery Day Award for Manager of Caritas Bakhita House

Karen Anstiss, Manager of Caritas Bakhita House, the refuge for women rescued from human trafficking and modern slavery, has been recognised for her outstanding contribution to the fight against modern slavery in the voluntary sector by the Marsh Christian Trust in partnership with the Human Trafficking Foundation at the Anti-Slavery Day Awards. 

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24/10/2017 12:00 pm

Bishop Kenney tells the people of war-torn South Sudan that they ‘are not forgotten’

Bishop William Kenney has called on all Catholics to pray for their brothers and sisters in the South Sudan as they undergo the trauma of war and famine. They are ‘a Church that is small and regarded at times suspiciously by the authorities.’ 

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23/10/2017 12:00 pm

To proclaim, know and live faith in Christ

The annual meeting of the Eastern Catholic Bishops in Europe is to take place this year in London (Great Britain), at the invitation of His Grace Mgr Hlib Lonchyna, Bishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of the Holy Family of London, on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Apostolic Exarchate for the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic faithful in Great Britain. The Exarchate was elevated to the status of an Eparchy in 2003.

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16/10/2017 11:44 am

Vigils of Prayer - 50 Years of the Abortion Act

On 27 October 2017 marks 50 years since the 1967 Abortion Act was passed in England, Scotland and Wales. At this time, we will pray for and remember all lives lost before birth and offer practical and emotional support to women and men who are worried and concerned about an unexpected pregnancy. 

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21/10/2017 12:00 pm

Changing minds and hearts: The basic moral test of a society and its laws is the treatment of human life at its most vulnerable

Bishop John Wilson, an auxiliary Bishop of Westminster, has written an article in The Tablet ahead of the 50th anniversary of the Abortion Act: "Greater access to abortion is hailed by some as a liberation. For those who uphold the dignity of human life from conception it is a tragedy." 

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23/10/2017 11:00 am

Joint Statement on Abortion

This statement, published by the Catholic Bishops of England, Wales and Scotland, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the 1967 UK Abortion Act, is addressed not only to Catholics of our countries, but more broadly to all people who seek to uphold the dignity of human life and protect the unborn child. 

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19/10/2017 4:00 pm

Bishop responds to figures that show an increase in hate crimes

The Lead Bishop for Racial Justice for the Catholic Church in England and Wales, Rt Revd Paul McAleenan, has responded to statistics released by the Home Office showing that hate crime has increased by almost 30%.

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19/10/2017 6:44 pm

Bishop's call for dialogue to address crisis in Iraq

Following the recent fighting in the Kirkuk area of Iraq, Bishop Declan Lang prays for peace and joins the local Christian community in their call for dialogue between the Iraqi Federal Government and the Kurdistan Regional Government. 

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