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18/08/2014 2:38 pm

Statement on Shipping Container death at Tilbury Docks

“It is becoming increasingly apparent that vulnerable men, women and children are being exploited by criminals all over the world,” says Bishop Patrick Lynch on the discovery of migrants in a shipping container at Tilbury Docks. 

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18/08/2014 2:29 pm

Bishop of the Forces calls for an end to the persecution of Christians and all minority groups in Iraq

The Bishop of the Forces, the Right Reverend Richard Moth has asked military chaplains to “offer Mass for those persecuted for their faith" on Sunday 31 August. "The crimes being committed against our brothers and sisters are heinous in the extreme and demand continuing humanitarian aid and increased diplomatic efforts from the world community that stability can be brought to the region."

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13/08/2014 12:00 pm

Cardinal writes to the Foreign Secretary about unfolding disaster in Iraq

In a letter to the Foreign Secretary, Cardinal Nichols has “welcomed the humanitarian efforts” that the British government has made in Iraq over the past few days and has urged that the “relief operation” and “crucial diplomatic efforts” be increased.

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10/08/2014 1:29 pm

Cardinal Vincent Nichols on BBC R4 Sunday Programme talking about minorities under siege in Iraq

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, was a guest on BBC Radio 4's 'Sunday' programme on 10 August to talk about the humanitarian disaster facing Christians and minorities in northern Iraq. 

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07/08/2014 3:22 pm

Cardinal's Iraq Appeal: "Help and protect persecuted communities facing a threat to their very existence"

The President of the Bishops' Conference, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, has released a statement on Iraq calling for urgent "help and protection" for the persecuted communities in the north of the country. Cardinal Nichols calls on the UK Government to "lead the efforts in the face of such a human calamity" to restore communities and facilitate essential humanitarian aid.

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07/08/2014 3:22 pm

Pope Francis "renews spiritual closeness" to Christians suffering in Iraq

The Director of the Press Office of the Holy See, Fr Federico Lombardi SJ, has issued a statement communicating the Holy Father's prayerful concern over the violence raging in Iraq, and especially for the suffering Christian communities. 

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06/08/2014 6:01 pm

Gaza disaster prompts Friends of the Holy Land to launch first Emergency ‘Family Support’ Appeal

Friends of the Holy Land (FHL), a UK-based charity committed to supporting Christian people and communities in the Holy Land, has launched an Emergency ‘Family Support’ Appeal to include remaining Christians in Gaza. 

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04/08/2014 7:53 pm

The First World War is Part of Every Family DNA, says Bishop of the Forces

The Bishop of the Forces, the Right Reverend Richard Moth celebrated a Requiem Mass in the Cathedral Church of St Michael and St George, Aldershot, on Sunday 3 August for all who died in the First World War.

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04/08/2014 5:30 pm

Cardinal prays for casualties of World War I and remembers the suffering and dead of today's conflicts

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has celebrated a Requiem Mass for the Fallen of the First World War. The Mass took place at Westminster Cathedral at 5.30pm on Monday 4 August, on the centenary of the start of the war. 

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04/08/2014 2:01 pm

Bishop appeals for Catholics to join Day of Prayer for Iraq

Bishop Declan Lang: "I invite you to join with many people from across Iraq in praying for an end to the violent persecution that threatens to extinguish the ancient Iraqi Christian community. Church leaders in Iraq have selected the Feast of the Transfiguration on Wednesday 6 August to be observed as a universal day of prayer." 

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