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31/08/2017 12:01 am

Funeral directors, who cares?

In a Onepoll of 2,000 UK adults, commissioned by the Art of Dying Well, almost half of UK adults (44.9%) think that funeral directors should have access to professional counselling. 

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30/08/2017 3:49 pm

Pope supports conference on religious education and formation for people with disabilities

The Kairos Forum - a UK-based organisation that responds proactively to the spiritual and religious needs of people with disabilities - is partnering with the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization to run a global conference in Rome to help people with disabilities fully engage in the life of the Catholic Church.

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24/08/2017 11:00 am

UK Priest receives major international award

Fr Jonathan How, a priest of the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton, has been presented with the Bronze Wolf Award, the highest award for adults in World Scouting, for his contribution in the area of spiritual development and Interreligious Dialogue in scouting.

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22/08/2017 11:00 am

World Day of Migrants and Refugees

In his message for World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Pope Francis says: "Throughout the first years of my pontificate, I have repeatedly expressed my particular concern for the lamentable situation of many migrants and refugees fleeing from war, persecution, natural disasters and poverty."

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11/08/2017 11:00 am

Bishop Richard welcomes Lord Farmer’s report on prisoners’ families

The lead Catholic Bishop for prisons has welcomed the publication of Lord Farmer’s report on the importance of strengthening prisoners’ family ties. This landmark report highlights the vital position of families in supporting people’s rehabilitation. It outlines practical recommendations in areas including family visits, video communications, and parenting classes.

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28/07/2017 10:56 pm

Cardinal Nichols' statement following the death of Charlie Gard

"I am deeply saddened by the news that little Charlie Gard has now died. I offer my sincere and profound condolences to his parents who have treasured him with such a strong and undiminished love." 

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11/07/2017 4:20 pm

Closure of Heritage Lottery Fund’s Grants for Places of Worship Programme

The Heritage Lottery Fund’s (HLF) Grants for Places of Worship scheme (GPOW) is to be closed in September 2017. This will mean that churches will have to compete for funding against all other heritage bodies and apply to the HLF under their general grant schemes. In effect, parishes will be in competition for funds with major heritage attractions and museums in order to secure funds for repairs - a truly David and Goliath scenario.

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17/07/2017 11:00 am

Bishop Declan Lang on Displaced Persons in the Kurdistan Region

Today Bishop Declan Lang gave a statement in response to the hundreds of thousands of people that have been displaced in the Kurdistan Region

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24/07/2017 4:32 pm

Bishops’ Conference statement on Charlie Gard

The parents of Charlie Gard have ended their five-month legal challenge over treatment for their 11-month-old baby. Here's a statement from the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales. 

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03/07/2017 6:35 pm

Cardinal Nichols: Statement on the extension of the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme

His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster and President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, has issued the following statement in response to the Home Secretary Amber Rudd’s announcement that the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (VPRS) will be extended with immediate effect to include non-Syrians fleeing the conflict area.

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