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26/01/2018 9:00 am

Remembering Genocides - and the Power of Words

Once a year we remember those who suffered, and continue to suffer, as a result of the Jewish holocaust. Holocaust Memorial Day 2018 falls on Saturday 27 January.

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26/01/2018 10:30 am

Bishop for Prisons: "Build a criminal justice system that meets the human dignity of all people"

The Lead Bishop for Prisons, Bishop Richard Moth offers his reflections on the recent outcome of inspections in HMP Liverpool and HMP Nottingham.

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29/01/2018 3:00 pm

Traffickers convicted by evidence from Caritas Bakhita House residents

Three residents of Caritas Bakhita House, the refuge for women rescued from modern slavery, have given evidence which has led to the successful prosecution of their captors. All three women were trafficked from Romania and trapped in modern slavery in the UK. 

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07/02/2018 6:00 pm

Pope appeals for joint action to contrast human trafficking

Speaking on the eve of the Day of Prayer and Awareness Raising against Human Trafficking, the Pope urged civil society and institutions to take concrete action to protect the victims and eliminate this terrible scourge that affects so many forced migrants and refugees.

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09/02/2018 5:00 pm

Message of his holiness Pope Francis for World Day of the Sick 2018

Pope Francis delivered the 26th message for the World Day of the Sick. The theme for this year is provided by the words that Jesus spoke from the Cross to Mary, his Mother, and to John: “Woman, behold your son ... Behold your mother. And from that hour the disciple took her into his home” (Jn 19:26-27). 

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08/02/2018 12:00 pm

Migrants at risk of human trafficking

Marking the World Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking, one woman deeply committed to eliminating this scourge speaks out.

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13/02/2018 12:00 pm

Lent Resources: Lifting the Lid on Mental Health

Livability – the disability charity that connects people to their communities – have launched ‘Lifting the Lid’ today. For churches, it’s a free study resource to help explore the topics of emotional and mental wellbeing, using the Bible as a guide.

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16/02/2018 5:00 pm

Bishop McAleenan calls on Home Secretary to put a time limit on immigration detention in post-Brexit law

Bishop Paul McAleenan, the lead Catholic Bishop for asylum and migration, has urged the government to end the shameful practice of indefinite immigration detention. He spoke alongside other faith leaders as Liberty launched a major public campaign calling for a time limit of 28 days to be included in the forthcoming Immigration Bill. 

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16/02/2018 4:45 pm

Comment: Organ donation consultation

The Government has launched an open consultation titled, “Introducing ‘opt-out’ consent for organ and tissue donation in England”. This consultation will run until 6 March. Responding to the consultation, Bishop Paul Mason, the Catholic bishop responsible for healthcare, said, “The Government’s plans to introduce ‘opt-out’ consent for organ and tissue donation in England undermine the concept of donation as a gift, and cross the line of what is a reasonable action for the state to take in relation to the individuals within it.

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16/02/2018 4:00 pm

Comment: Abortion Clinic Protest Review

Bishop John Sherrington, the Bishop with responsibility for the Day for Life, responds to The Governments Abortion Clinic Protest review. The review, which could lead to the establishment of ‘buffer zones’ which prohibit protests or vigils near abortion clinics, concludes on 19 February.

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