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08/11/2012 11:00 am

Statement: New Archbishop of Canterbury

The Mt Rev Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster and President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, has issued a statement in response to the announcement that Bishop Justin Welby, the current Bishop of Durham, will succeed Dr Rowan Williams as Archbishop of Canterbury.

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08/11/2012 6:28 pm

Archbishop Celebrates Mass for Association of Lourdes Pilgrimage Directors

The Most Reverend Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham, was the Principal Celebrant and Preacher at a special Votive Mass of Our Lady of Lourdes, for the Association of Lourdes Pilgrimage Directors of Great Britain, in the Metropolitan Cathedral and Basilica of St Chad, Birmingham, on Wednesday, 7 November.

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06/11/2012 10:50 am

Clones and Three-Parent Babies

Clones and Three-Parent Babies: Anscombe Bioethics Centre Guidance on HFEA Consultation on Mitochondrial Replacement. 

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05/11/2012 8:50 am

Bishop of Middlesbrough Shares Personal Account of Faith

The Rt Rev Terence Drainey, Bishop of Middlesbrough, has spoken of the importance of his faith in the second of a new series of bishops’ video testimonies being released during the 'Year of Faith'.

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05/11/2012 5:25 pm

Vatican Commemorative Cover Marks 50th Anniversary of Opening of Second Vatican Council in 1962

The Vatican Post office has issued an attractive special commemorative cover to mark the 50th anniversary of the opening of the historic Second Vatican Council on Thursday, 11 October 1962.

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04/11/2012 11:00 pm

Election of Bishop Tawadros as Coptic Orthodox Pope of Alexandria

Message to His Grace Bishop Angaleos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Great Britain from the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales on the occasion of the election of Bishop Tawadros as the 118th Coptic Orthodox Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of All Africa. 

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01/11/2012 2:30 pm

Archbishop Faustino Sainz Muñoz 1937-2012

A statement on the death of Archbishop Faustino Sainz Muñoz, the former Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain from the General Secretary of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.  

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01/11/2012 1:00 pm

Archbishop Bernard Longley reflects on the Synod of Bishops

Asked for his initial thoughts about the International Synod of Bishops in Rome, Archbishop Bernard Longley said: “It was a remarkable and uplifting experience to spend the three weeks of the Synod in Rome with 262 bishops from every corner of the globe, united in prayer and reflection with Pope Benedict. 

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30/10/2012 2:00 pm

Cardinal calls for better understanding of the causes of crime

In the annual ‘Sir Harold Hood Memorial’ lecture, the Cardinal asked whether we should try and ‘better understand why people commit crime.’ He said ‘that better understanding would lead to less punishment and a clearer connection between Criminal Justice and Social policy.’ 

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30/10/2012 12:15 pm

Message of hope for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one

A message of hope has been released to coincide with the start of the month when Catholics especially remember and pray for those who have died and for those who are grieving. 

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