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24/01/2018 10:00 am

Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for World Communications Day

Pope Francis has continued his tradition on the Feast of St. Francis de Sales as he publishes this year's Message for World Communications Day, celebrated on the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord. This year's theme is "'The truth will set you free” (Jn 8:32). Fake news and journalism for peace"

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25/01/2018 3:00 pm

Westminster Cathedral Mass for Members of the Travelling Community

On Saturday 24 February at 2:30pm, a Mass for Members of the Travelling Community is taking place in Westminster Cathedral. The main celebrant will be Bishop Paul McAleenan, the Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster and the Catholic Bishop with oversight for Ethnic Chaplaincies.

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06/02/2018 12:00 pm

Conscientious Objection Bill

In January the Conscientious Objection (Medical Activities) Bill sponsored by Baroness Nuala O’Loan began its passage through parliament. The bill will protect freedom of conscience for medical professionals including doctors, midwives, nurses, and pharmacists.

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08/02/2018 9:11 am

Santa Marta Group meets at the Vatican to promote struggle against human trafficking

Senior law enforcement officers, Bishops, religious women and key international organisations are meeting together for the fifth Santa Marta Group conference this week in the Vatican to update and share best practise in the fight against human trafficking and modern slavery.

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08/02/2018 5:00 pm

Cardinal Nichols: step up efforts to combat human trafficking

Churches, governments, police and business leaders must do more to tackle the growing phenomenon of human trafficking. That’s the view of English Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster, who is in the Vatican this week for a meeting of the ‘Santa Marta’ group on combatting modern slavery and trafficking.

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09/02/2018 11:00 am

Regional focus on the dark face of globalisation

This year’s Santa Marta conference focused on regional realities with tailored solutions to human trafficking in each continent. With input from every continent, each region discussed their experiences, both the successes and challenges they face, with growing collaboration identified as a priority in neighbouring countries where the challenges are similar.

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09/02/2018 12:00 pm

Pope: Tackle broader issues of human trafficking like "models of economic growth that privilege profit over persons"

Pope Francis has met with Santa Marta Group members at the conclusion of their two-day conference that sought to build on a partnership founded in 2014 to fight human trafficking and modern slavery.

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12/02/2018 11:00 am

Pope Francis appoints Lancashire-born Canon Paul Swarbrick as next Bishop of Lancaster

Pope Francis has named a priest of the Diocese of Lancaster as the seventh Bishop of the Diocese - Canon Paul Swarbrick.

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13/02/2018 11:01 am

Why do we receive ashes on Ash Wednesday?

If I was given £1 for every comment on Ash Wednesday from a well-meaning non-Christian telling me I may look better if I remove the dirt smudged across my forehead, I'd be writing this from the Bahamas.

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13/02/2018 1:41 pm

Pope Francis: Lenten Message 2018

Once again, the Pasch of the Lord draws near!.. Lent summons us, and enables us, to come back to the Lord wholeheartedly and in every aspect of our life. 

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