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18/04/2018 9:45 pm

Bishop welcomes decline of death sentences and executions

The lead Bishop for International Affairs, Bishop Declan Lang, has welcomed the decline of the death penalty across the world and called on Catholics to help “make this the generation that ends capital punishment for good.”

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17/04/2018 10:48 am

Bishops pray for peace in the Middle East

The Bishops of England and Wales are praying for peace in the Middle East as they gather for their plenary meeting in Leeds this week.

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17/04/2018 1:47 am

Bishops send prayers and good wishes to Her Majesty the Queen

On behalf of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, Cardinal Vincent Nichols has sent prayers and good wishes to Her Majesty the Queen and those who participated in the Heads of Government Meeting. 

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16/04/2018 1:58 pm

Bishop Lang: Our mission is to promote international solidarity and challenge indifference to others

Bishop Declan Lang of Clifton, Chair of the Bishops' Conference Department for International Affairs, has given an address to European and African bishops about the mission of the Church in context with the challenges of globalisation. 

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09/04/2018 11:00 am

Pope Francis releases Apostolic Exhortation on 'The Call to Holiness in Today's World'

The Holy Father Pope Francis has released the Apostolic Exhortation 'Gaudete et Exsultate' on the call to holiness in today's world. Its goal is "to repropose the call to holiness in a practical way for our own time." 

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09/04/2018 4:00 pm

Rt Rev Paul Swarbrick Ordained Seventh Bishop of Lancaster

Apostolic Administrator Bishop Michael Campbell, in his homily, assured the priests and people of the Diocese of Lancaster that they are "receiving a bishop [in Bishop Paul Swarbrick] who will be ministering in faith to a people of faith and as their Chief Shepherd will pass on what has come down from the Apostles." 

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04/04/2018 4:00 pm

Conference to celebrate almost half a millennium of pioneering Catholic Education

Ushaw College is marking the 450th anniversary of its predecessor institution - the English College at Douai - with a special conference to celebrate the extraordinary, pioneering Catholic education that it has provided over the centuries.

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16/04/2017 11:00 am

Pope Francis: 'Urbi et Orbi' Easter Message 2018

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has delivered the traditional Urbi et Orbi message on Easter Sunday, 1 April 2018, following Mass in St. Peter's Square.

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30/03/2018 8:00 am

Cardinal's Homily: Good Friday

In his Good Friday homily, given in Westminster Cathedral on Friday, 30 March, President of the Bishops' Conference, Archbishop Vincent Nichols, calls on us to make a place for Jesus and Mary in our hearts and in our homes, for we are disciples of today.

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22/03/2018 10:40 am

Praying for the victims of London terror attacks one year on

In 2017, 14 people were tragically killed in four terror attacks on the streets of London. On the anniversary of the Westminster Bridge attack, 22 March 2018, events are taking place to remember those who died. 

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