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23/09/2014 2:42 pm

Cardinal Nichols speaks to journalists ahead of Bishops Synod on the Family

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster and President of the Bishops' Conference, told journalists he is 'looking forward' to the forthcoming Extraordinary Synod on the Family taking place in Rome between 5-19 October 2014. The Cardinal will play a direct part in proceedings - Extraordinary Synods bring together the presidents of the world's Bishops' Conferences. 

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22/09/2014 3:53 pm

Pope Francis inspires Catholic evangelists from England and Wales at unique gathering in Rome

Around 70 Catholic evangelists from England and Wales were present at a meeting with Pope Francis last week to receive practical wisdom about how to share effectively the Catholic Faith.

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16/09/2014 4:26 pm

Charities welcome Prison Inspectorate’s report on prisoners’ families and call for more action

A group of prison-based charities has welcomed the findings in a new joint report published today by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation, and Ofsted, that far too little attention is being paid to the role of families in the rehabilitation of ex-prisoners.

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16/09/2014 11:25 am

Cardinal Vincent's Statement about the Death of David Haines

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of the Bishops' Conference, has issued the following statement on the killing of aid worker David Haines. The statement was released on 15 September 2014.

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15/09/2014 1:26 pm

Archbishop Peter Smith encourages Catholics to participate in survey on Religion and Belief in the Workplace

Archbishop Peter Smith, Vice President of the Bishops' Conference, has welcomed a survey conducted by the Equality and Human Rights Commission to seek people’s views on their experiences of religion and belief in the workplace and as the recipients of services.

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15/09/2014 11:01 am

Pope Francis appoints Monsignor Marcus Stock as new Bishop of Leeds

Pope Francis has appointed Monsignor Marcus Stock, currently the general secretary of the Bishops’ Conference, as Bishop of Leeds. He will be the 10th Bishop of Leeds. Mgr John Wilson has been diocesan administrator since former Bishop of Leeds, Archbishop Arthur Roche, left for Rome in 2012 to take up the position of secretary of the Congregation for the Divine Worship and the Sacraments in the Curia of the Holy See.

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11/09/2014 12:40 pm

Simplicity at the heart of Church growth

Results of a national Catholic evangelisation project published today give a unique insight into what is attracting people to the Catholic Faith. Beauty and art, using Catholic signs and symbols; use of everyday language and offering opportunities for a one-to-one with someone of faith, are just some of the simple and effective means and methods of evangelisation that have been identified through the work of the 'Crossing the Threshold' project.

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11/09/2014 12:05 pm

Bishop Kenney urges MPs to vote in favour of overseas aid legislation

Bishop William Kenney has joined other faith leaders in writing to The Guardian newspaper to support the International Development Spending target - Britain's commitment to spend 0.7% of national income on international aid.

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28 September: Day of Prayer for the Family Synod

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has asked that the Church sets aside a Day of Prayer on Sunday 28 September to pray for this autumn's Synod of Bishops gathering in Rome to discuss family life - particularly in the context of evangelisation. Here we have some suggested prayers for use during Mass and other liturgical celebrations.

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09/09/2014 11:22 am

Cardinal Vincent Nichols on Jim Dobbin MP

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of the Bishops' Conference, expresses his "profound sorrow" at the sudden death of Jim Dobbin MP and commends his life of "radical service".

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