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22/02/2014 12:50 am

New Cardinal will Reinforce Church’s Social Action Mission in England and Wales

CSAN, the social action arm of the Catholic Church, has welcomed the appointment of its patron Vincent Nichols as Cardinal, stating that the move will “reinforce the Church’s social action mission.” 

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06/02/2014 3:30 pm

All victims of FGM should be able to access treatment for their injuries regardless of their immigration status

Following today’s announcement that the first prosecution for female genital mutilation is expected to go ahead, the Catholic Church in England and Wales has stepped up its calls for the Government to ensure that victims of FGM are able to access healthcare regardless of their immigration status.

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06/02/2014 2:33 pm

Pope Francis looks to Mary in his message for the World Day of the Sick

Pope Francis in 2014 is commending the 22nd World Day of the Sick to the intercession of Mary, so that she will help sick people to live their own suffering in communion with Jesus Christ.

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Holy See responds to UN Committee on Rights of the Child

A statement issued by the Holy See following the publishing of Concluding Observations on the reviewed Reports of the Holy See and five States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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04/02/2014 11:12 am

Pope Francis' First Lenten Message

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, invites us to embrace the call to poverty so that we "might become rich" in his first Lenten message. As the 265th successor of St Peter, the Pope preaches on the path to conversion challenging us to consider the Apostle's teaching that we were "set free not by Christ's riches but by his poverty." 

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04/02/2014 10:01 am

Archbishop of Southwark writes to Secretary of State for Health about Consultation on Abortion

The Archbishop of Southwark, the Most Reverend Peter Smith has written to the Secretary of State for Health, the Rt Hon Mr Jeremy Hunt MP about the Department of Health consultation, Procedures for the Approval of Independent Sector Places for the Termination of Pregnancy

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04/02/2014 9:50 am

Bishops prayerful support for call for peace in South Sudan

Archbishop Vincent Nichols, President of the Bishops' Conference, has written to His Eminence Cardinal Gabriel Zubayr Wako, Archbishop of Khartoum, to echo the call for peace in South Sudan. Clashes in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, erupted just before Christmas. The violence has left thousands dead and displaced hundreds of thousands more.

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03/02/2014 4:00 pm

Religious occupy a privileged position in the Church, says Archbishop of Birmingham

During his Homily at a Mass to mark the World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life in St Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham, the Archbishop of Birmingham, Bernard Longley said that the privileged position occupied by Religious in the Church is ‘not the privilege of honour and recognition’, but ‘the privilege of being chosen by Jesus to befriend those who most need to know his love’.

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03/02/2014 10:30 am

US Catholics join UK in prayer for Victims of Human trafficking

Bishop Pat Lynch has invited Catholics to pray for the survivors and victims of human trafficking and those who work to combat it on the 8th February, feast of St Josephine Bakhita.

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30/01/2014 9:35 am

Statement by the Bishops of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Western Europe on the political crisis in Ukraine

It is with great interest and hope that Ukrainians in Western Europe follow the events of the last two months in Ukraine: they follow and participate in them. Millions of our citizens in Ukraine have expressed their civic position peacefully, even festively, making their way like pilgrims on the sometimes daunting road towards God-given dignity. Your dignity has become a celebration of our dignity. Therefore, it is with anxiety and anguish that we observe, along with the rest of the world, the events which have recently taken place.

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