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25/12/2013 12:50 pm

Pope Francis' First Urbi et Orbi Christmas Message

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has delivered his first Urbi et Orbi Christmas Message on the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord.

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25/12/2013 12:35 am

Pope Francis' Christmas Midnight Mass Homily 2013

“In this night, as the spirit of darkness enfolds the world, there takes place anew the event which always amazes and surprises us: the people who walk see a great light.” In his homily during Christmas Midnight Mass, Pope Francis reflected on “the mystery of walking and seeing.”

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25/12/2013 12:01 am

Archbishop Vincent Nichols' Christmas Message

Archbishop Vincent Nichols, President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, offers this audio message to our website visitors on Christmas Day. "This year has been a marvellous year in the Catholic community - especially with the boost given by Pope Francis and his persistent call that we focus our minds and hearts on the joy of being Christians." 

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24/12/2013 11:59 pm

Christmas Midnight Mass 2013: Archbishop Nichols' Homily

In his Christmas homily given at Midnight Mass, Archbishop Nichols reflected on God coming to us in the birth of Jesus. The child is born into our history to be with us "without threat of coercion, just wanting to say ‘Here I am. Come to me.’” 

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24/12/2013 11:45 pm

Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem's Christmas Homily

The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Fouad Twal, celebrated Christmas Midnight Mass in Bethlehem, at the Basilica of the Nativity recalling the many crises and conflicts around the world.

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20/12/2013 5:24 pm

Ordinariate’s First Monastery to be Erected

Ten sisters, formerly members of the Anglican Community of Saint Mary the Virgin, Wantage, will profess their solemn vows at a Mass in the convent in Birmingham where they have been living since August 2013. Mgr Keith Newton will preside.

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20/12/2013 3:49 pm

Pope Francis sends message to President of Bishops' Conference following Apollo Theatre accident

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has sent a message of sympathy to the Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster and President of the Bishops' Conference, following the serious accident at the Apollo Theatre last night.

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20/12/2013 10:06 am

Bishops fly out in support of Palestinian Christians – visits to Gaza and Bethlehem

The Christian community of Gaza is the focal point of this year’s visit to the Holy Land by Bishops from across Europe, North America and South Africa in support of the local Christian communities and the pastoral work of the Church at the service of all in the Holy Land. The Holy Land Co-ordination meets from 12 January to 16 January, 2014. 

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19/12/2013 6:00 pm

Bishops in England and Wales express prayerful solidarity with the people of South Sudan

The Bishop of Clifton and Chairman of the Bishops' Conference Department of International Affairs, the Rt Rev Declan Lang, has written to the Archbishop of Juba, Lukudu Loro to assure him of the prayers and good wishes of the Bishops of England and Wales for the people of South Sudan in this time of political divisions and tensions.

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