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14/11/2016 6:56 pm

Sikh Festival of Guru Nanak Prakash Diwas

Today marks one of the most important festivals for Sikhs – the birth anniversary, the Gurpurak (the term “birthday” can sound a little disrespectful) of the first Guru of Sikhism, Guru Nanak.

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14/11/2016 8:32 am

Archbishop of Canterbury preaches at Westminster Cathedral for closing of the Door of Mercy

Cardinal Vincent Nichols was joined by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, for the closing of the Door of Mercy at Westminster Cathedral on 13 November. 

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10/11/2016 10:00 am

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor Pause for Thought

This morning, Thursday 10 November, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, appeared on The Chris Evans Show on BBC Radio 2. His reflection focuses on "a good death". The key, he suggests, is to try to live a good life.

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08/11/2016 3:02 pm

Cardinal praises "witness and strength" of small Catholic community in Gaza

Cardinal Vincent Nichols’ entered Gaza, the small Palestinian strip of land on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean, to celebrate Mass and spend time with the small Catholic community of the parish of the Holy Family in Gaza City on Sunday 6 November 2016.

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07/11/2016 12:00 pm

Bishops' Prison advisor reflects on Pope's message of hope

The Jubilee for Prisoners celebrated on Sunday gave prisoners, their families, prison chaplains and staff the chance to hear Pope Francis’ message of hope and mercy. In his homily, the Holy Father stressed that “hope was a gift of God” and that “his mercy gives him no rest.”

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02/11/2016 4:00 pm

Professor Eamon Duffy on the Art of Dying Well

Professor Eamon Duffy is Professor Emeritus of the History of Christianity at Cambridge University. He spoke on the BBC World Service, 2 November, about the new online resource on death and dying called the 'Art of Dying Well'.

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02/11/2016 3:15 pm

Cardinal draws attention to rise in "hidden homelessness"

In his address to Catholic charities, MPs and supporters at the annual Caritas Social Action Network (CSAN) parliamentary reception, Cardinal Vincent Nichols focused on homelessness and, in particular, the rise in 'hidden homelessness'. He also launched the prison reform document 'The Right Road'. 

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02/11/2016 12:00 pm

The Right Road

The Right Road: a Catholic approach to prison reform was today published by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales. Drawing upon the experience of Catholic chaplains, charities and experts working in the field of criminal justice, it sets out the Church’s response to the crisis in our prisons and a call for wide reaching reforms.

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01/11/2016 5:35 pm

Cardinal commends new 'Art of Dying Well' Web resource

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of the Bishops' Conference, has commended a new online resource on the many issues around death and dying. The Art of Dying Well is based in the Catholic tradition but is open to all. Launched on All Saints Day, it features real-life stories about the highs and lows of dealing with the final journey. 

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01/11/2016 5:00 pm

Dr Kathryn Mannix on the Art of Dying Well

Dr Kathryn Mannix, a Palliative Care and End of Life specialist who has looked after thousands of dying people, was a guest on the BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast Show on Tuesday, 1 November 2016 to talk about 'The Art of Dying Well' - a new online resource to offer a helping hand to those grappling with issues around death and dying.

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