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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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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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16/03/2018 6:42 pm

Day of Prayer for Survivors of Abuse

On Friday 23 March the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales is encouraging the Catholic community to take part in a day of prayer for survivors of sexual abuse.

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19/03/2018 9:18 am

Death of Archbishop Emeritus Keith Patrick Cardinal O’Brien

At 1am on Monday 19 March 2018, His Eminence Keith Patrick Cardinal O’Brien, Archbishop Emeritus of St Andrews & Edinburgh, died at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Newcastle-upon-Tyne surrounded by family and friends and fortified by the rites of Holy Church. He was 80 years old.

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19/03/2018 12:00 pm

CCEE-CEC Joint Committee asks for the Status Quo in Jerusalem to be respected

Following the meeting of the members of the CCEE-CEC Joint Committee in Brussels, from 9-10 March, presidents of the two European ecclesial organisations - Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, CCEE president and Bishop Christopher Hill, CEC president, issued a letter of support to the three leaders of the churches who recently signed a joint statement protesting the proposal of the municipality of Jerusalem to tax the religious buildings.

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13/03/2018 8:50 pm

UK detention centres “shameful” says Lead Bishop on Migration

Following the HM Inspectorate of Prisons reporting that torture victims were being kept in detention, Bishop Paul McAleenan said the UK government’s effective imprisonment of the most vulnerable in society is "shameful" and that it should end indefinite detention. 

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13/03/2018 12:00 pm

Wim Wenders: ‘Pope speaks directly to viewer in new film’

Wim Wenders, writer and director of the new film “Pope Francis – A Man of His Word”, in an exclusive interview with Vatican News, says the movie allows the Holy Father “to speak directly about all his concerns and all the issues that matter to him.”

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06/03/2018 2:13 pm

Bishop Lynch: Government cuts to support for survivors of modern slavery "deeply disappointing"

Bishop Patrick Lynch has expressed his deep disappointment at the Government's decision to cut the weekly subsistence payments for survivors of modern slavery by more than 40% - from £65 to £37.75. 

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05/03/2018 3:10 pm

Cardinal and Archbishop of Canterbury: Protect the Status Quo at the holy sites in Jerusalem

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and the Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols have called on the Israeli Government to protect the status quo at the holy sites in Jerusalem. 

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01/03/2018 1:04 pm

Catholic Church responds to IICSA report on child migration

The Catholic Church in England and Wales notes the findings of the report of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse into the child migration programmes and looks forward to continuing to work with and assist the Inquiry in its deliberations.

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