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05/07/2016 12:00 pm

Bishop Declan Lang reflects on Cardinal Bo’s historic visit to the UK and Burma’s momentous reforms

Today the world often feels bereft of the enormous optimism that accompanied the collapse of communism and apartheid in the early 1990s. Contrary to the historic scenes of millions celebrating their liberation from tyranny, our news in 2016 is frequently dominated by despatches from countries where extremism and dictatorship are gaining the upper hand while people’s most fundamental human rights are stripped away.

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04/07/2016 4:00 pm

Changes to the Dominican Province: Strengthening our Communal Life

The 2016 Chapter of the Friars in England and Scotland, held in Oxford in April, thoroughly reviewed the state of community life within their houses, and how individuals and their ministries are supported. 

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01/07/2016 12:00 pm

Cardinal Vincent Nichols calls for personal responsibility and opposition to racial and communal prejudice

Cardinal Vincent Nichols published a letter in The Times on 1 July 2016, along with the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Chief Rabbi and Maulana Syed Ali Raza Rizvi with a clear call to unity and solidarity. 

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Fr Christopher Jamison on BBC Radio 2's 'Pause for Thought'

Fr Christopher Jamison joins the BBC Radio 2 Chris Evans Breakfast Show to give his 'Pause for Thought' - Wednesday, 29 June 2016. His reflection focuses on the anointing of priests hands at ordinations and what this means.

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06/06/2016 8:00 am

Catholic Church Organises One-Day Masterclass on Social Media and Mercy

In the run-up to World Youth Day with Pope Francis in Krakow, young Catholics from across England and Wales have signed up for a Social Media Masterclass on Mercy. Organised by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, the young pilgrims, otherwise known as World Youth Day Communications Officers will receive world class tuition from leading social media and news practitioners.

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30/06/2016 12:00 pm

Cardinal Vincent Nichols on BBC Radio 4's World Tonight

Following the Referendum result last week, according to the National Police Chiefs Council, reports of hate crime and racist attacks in Britain have risen by 57%. Cardinal Vincent Nichols spoke of his concerns on the BBC Radio 4 World Tonight programme yesterday. Here are some of his comments.

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29/06/2016 12:00 pm

Cardinal Nichols sends condolences to Archbishop of Istanbul

Following yesterday's, 28 June 2016, terrorist attack in Istanbul, Cardinal Nichols, president of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, wrote to the Turkish ambassador to the UK and to the Archbishop of Istanbul offering heartfelt condolences and prayers for all who died and were injured.

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28/06/2016 1:05 pm

Cardinal post-EU Referendum: "We need to grasp again our basic sense of purpose"

Cardinal Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster and President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has released a statement after the EU Referendum saying that racism and hatred of others is "something we must not tolerate".

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27/06/2016 4:54 pm

Disability Conference: Bishop Hendricks calls for us to foster "communities of belonging"

The groundbreaking international disability event Living Fully 2016 concluded in Rome on 26 June with a closing address from Bishop Paul Hendricks who stressed we need to "stop assuming and start listening" in order to better understand the perspectives of those looking for greater inclusion.

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27/06/2016 4:29 pm

Cardinal Marx: "Time has come for Europe to look ahead"

Cardinal Reinhard Marx, President of COMECE, the Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the EU, has made a statement following the EU referendum in the United Kingdom.

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