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29/01/2014 3:40 pm

Immigration Bill could leave vulnerable people without housing or healthcare warns Catholic Church

The Catholic Church has warned that the Immigration Bill risks leaving vulnerable people unable to access healthcare or find housing.

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29/01/2014 2:30 pm

Celebrating the Ordination of a New Bishop for the Diocese of Plymouth

Monsignor Mark O'Toole was ordained as the ninth Bishop of Plymouth during a colourful and joyful installation ceremony at Plymouth Cathedral on 28 January 2014. 

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28/01/2014 1:15 pm

Cardinal: New Bishop of Plymouth will match Pope Francis' template for a Bishop

In his homily at the Episcopal Ordination of Mgr Mark O'Toole in Plymouth, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor spoke of his confidence that the priests and people of the Diocese of Plymouth were “receiving a bishop who will watch over the flock and imbue hope.”

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28/01/2014 10:00 am

Urgent need for support as Beit Jala families seek justice

Bishops call for prayer and for international pressure as Supreme Court of Israel Hearing into Cremisan Valley starts. "As Bishops of the Holy Land Co-ordination, we call for justice to be upheld in the Cremisan Valley, near Bethlehem. Israel’s plans to build a security wall on the land of 58 Christian families should be abandoned. We met with many families from Beit Jala during our recent visit to the Holy Land. We heard of their pain and anguish..."

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27/01/2014 12:00 pm

St Mary’s Awarded University Title

St Mary’s University College, Twickenham is delighted to announce that on Thursday 23rd January 2014, it was awarded full university title by the Privy Council.

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24/01/2014 2:01 pm

Pope Francis: Communication must promote culture of encounter

Pope Francis has released his first message for World Communications Day. Ahead of the worldwide celebration of the day on 1 June, the Holy Father has stressed that Christian witness is not about bombarding people with religious messages but about respectfully engaging with their questions and their doubts. 

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23/01/2014 10:30 am

Pope hails work of Apostleship of the Sea

At his General Audience in the Vatican the Pontiff called on those who work for the wellbeing of seafarers and the families to “be the voice of those workers who live far from their loved ones and face dangerous and difficult situations.”

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20/01/2014 2:55 pm

Cardinal-Designate Offers Prayers for Syria Talks

Cardinal-designate Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, today called for all people of good will to join in prayers for peace in Syria and for the success of the planned talks this week between all those involved in the conflict.

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19/01/2014 6:30 pm

Remember the Suffering Church in the Holy Land and the Middle East during Christian Unity Week, says Archbishop of Birmingham

In an address at Coventry Cathedral to mark the Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity, Archbishop Bernard Longley highlighted how shared unity prompts us to remember “our brothers and sisters of the suffering Church in the Holy Land and the Middle East.”

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17/01/2014 4:30 pm

January Blues: Mental Health Bishop highlights power of social media to support Mental Health

Bishop Richard Moth who has responsibility for the Bishops' work in support of mental health is inviting people to use social media to reach out to the many people who often suffer with seasonal mental stress during the latter end of January.

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