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04/07/2018 12:00 pm

Bishop's Conference submits evidence to House of Commons Inquiry promoting Human Rights around the world

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has submitted evidence to the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee inquiry into the UK’s work promoting human rights around the world.

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03/07/2018 9:00 am

Cardinal Nichols pays tribute to Apostleship of the Sea ahead of Sea Sunday

The President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, has paid tribute to the work of seafarers’ Catholic charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) ahead of Sea Sunday which falls on 8 July this year. 

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27/06/2018 4:00 pm

Bishop Peter Doyle responds to Supreme Court ruling on Civil Partnerships

The Supreme Court today has ruled in favour of a heterosexual couple who were fighting for the right to a civil partnership instead of a marriage. The couple have based their argument on a problem with the "legacy of marriage" which "treated women as property for centuries".

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27/06/2018 1:00 pm

Catholic Church supports move away from short custodial sentences

The Ministry of Justice has this morning set out a commitment to divert the most vulnerable women in the criminal justice system away from custody through the provision of tailored support.

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26/06/2018 1:00 pm

Landmark New Brighton church wins innovative community project award

SS Peter, Paul and Philomena Roman Catholic Church in New Brighton, Merseyside, also known as the Dome of Home, has won a national competition for its innovative audio tour which brings to life the story of the Second World War for local children.

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20/06/2018 12:00 pm

Relic of Pope St. Clement I goes on display in Westminster Cathedral

The relic of first century Pope St. Clement I discovered in a waste disposal warehouse in East London was returned to the Catholic Church yesterday. It will go on display in the Treasures of Westminster Cathedral exhibition.

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19/06/2018 4:00 pm

Statement from the Lead Bishop for Migration and Refugees on UN World Refugee Day

Bishop Paul McAleenan, Lead Bishop for Migrants and Refugees, has issued a statement to mark the World Day for Refugees that falls on 20 June. 

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14/06/2018 4:00 pm

Commemoration of the Anniversary of the Grenfell Tower Tragedy

On Wednesday 13 June, the Parish of St Francis of Assisi, Notting Hill, commemorated the first anniversary of the Grenfell Tower Tragedy with a Mass, led by Cardinal Vincent Nichols, to pray for the repose of the souls of all who died and for the healing and peace of all who survived.

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11/06/2018 11:00 am

Programme for the Pastoral Congress, and Papal schedule, for the 9th World Meeting of Families

The Holy See Press Office publishes today the itinerary of the Holy Father Pope Francis for his pastoral visit to the 9th World Meeting of Families in Ireland on 25 and 26 August.

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11/06/2018 3:26 pm

New Director of the National Office for Vocation

Bishop Terence Drainey, Chair of the Management Board of the National Office for Vocation, is pleased to announce that following the election of Abbot Christopher Jamison as Abbot President of the English Benedictine Congregation, the vacancy for the Director of the National Office for Vocation is to be filled by Fr Darren Carden, a priest of the Diocese of Lancaster currently working in the Archdiocese of Liverpool.

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