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23/10/2017 11:00 am

Joint Statement on Abortion

This statement, published by the Catholic Bishops of England, Wales and Scotland, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the 1967 UK Abortion Act, is addressed not only to Catholics of our countries, but more broadly to all people who seek to uphold the dignity of human life and protect the unborn child. 

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19/10/2017 4:00 pm

Bishop responds to figures that show an increase in hate crimes

The Lead Bishop for Racial Justice for the Catholic Church in England and Wales, Rt Revd Paul McAleenan, has responded to statistics released by the Home Office showing that hate crime has increased by almost 30%.

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19/10/2017 6:44 pm

Bishop's call for dialogue to address crisis in Iraq

Following the recent fighting in the Kirkuk area of Iraq, Bishop Declan Lang prays for peace and joins the local Christian community in their call for dialogue between the Iraqi Federal Government and the Kurdistan Regional Government. 

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18/10/2017 4:00 pm

COMECE: An interview with three bishops from England and Wales

What are the pressing concerns of UK Catholic bishops in relation to current questions regarding Europe? Henry Longbottom SJ met with three bishops to find out.

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16/10/2017 4:00 pm

CTS Onefifties - A collection of classic titles to celebrate the 150th birthday of CTS Publishers

To mark 150 years of publishing, the Catholic Truth Society is releasing a new series from its extensive archives. On 16 October 2017 the first 25 titles will be released in print and ebook and the series will continue through 2018 taking us from Victorian England to the two great wars, from the certainties of 19th century piety to the 1968 sexual revolution. The 64-page minibooks will be in classic CTS pocket-size format, and priced at 150p to mark the anniversary.

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12/10/2017 12:00 pm

The Art of Dying Well wins Digital Audio prize at the Jerusalem Awards

The Art of Dying Well and its podcast series won the Jerusalem Award for digital audio at an awards ceremony held last night, Wednesday 11 October, at BAFTA, Piccadilly London.

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11/10/2017 10:29 am

Bishop: Unacceptable that minority groups are confronted by systemic racism, discrimination and inequality

The Lead Bishop for Racial Justice for the Catholic Church in England and Wales, the Rt Revd Paul McAleenan, responds to the publication of the government audit on the different experiences of people from a variety of ethnic backgrounds. 

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06/10/2017 11:49 am

Child Dignity Declaration seeks to awaken world to realities of internet's impact on children

Pope Francis has met with delegates attending a four-day world congress on 'Child Dignity in the Digital World' and was presented with the group's final declaration containing 13 separate calls to action. 

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04/10/2017 4:00 pm

Statement of the Heads of the Christian Churches in the Kurdistan Region on the Referendum Crisis

In the aftermath of the last regime change, the Iraqi Christians have been exposed to a continued series of painful attacks. These began with the attacks by Al-Qaida, through those of the Islamic party militias, to gangs belonging to organized crime, and ending with the gangs of ISIS, which forcefully displaced our people from Mosul and the Plain of Nineveh. During this time the successive governments that came to power after 2003 failed to defend and safeguard the Christian component of the Iraqi citizens, and failed to protect their legal rights. This has led to the emigration of many Iraqi Christians. At present, our future does not appear to hold any good for us, nor does it indicate a continuation of Christian existence in this part of the world where Christianity has existed since the first century AD. 

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Pope sends message to Apostleship of Sea congress in Taiwan

Pope Francis has sent a message to the 24th World Congress of the Apostleship of the Sea which is taking place this week in the Taiwanese port city of Kaohsiung. In the message, signed by Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the pope says he hopes the congress will serve to strengthen all those who support people living and working at sea.

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