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13/06/2016 2:21 pm

Pope Francis blesses all those who promote life in England and Wales

As the Catholic Church in England and Wales prepares for Day for Life – the day in the Church’s year dedicated to raising awareness about the meaning and value of human life at every stage and in every condition - Pope Francis has sent his good wishes and prayers for a successful and inspiring Day to be celebrated in parishes on Sunday 19 June. 

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13/06/2016 12:31 pm

Australian Jesuit author and film critic arrives in Bristol for speaking tour

Fr Richard Leonard SJ, a talented author, speaker and film critic has arrived in Bristol for a five-day speaking tour as part of Clifton Diocese's celebration of the Jubilee of Mercy. 

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10/06/2016 10:47 am

Catholic Parishes to celebrate the Queen's "official" 90th birthday

The UK celebrates Her Majesty The Queen's "official" 90th birthday on Saturday 11 June. Prayers will be said in the parishes of England and Wales over the weekend. 

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08/06/2016 7:06 pm

Refugees on the Greek Island of Samos - Behind the Veneer

Cecilia Taylor-Camara, Senior Policy Adviser to our Office for Migration Policy, joined a delegation of twelve women from churches and charities across Britain and Ireland on a five-day visit to refugee hotspots in Greece. 

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07/06/2016 1:27 pm

Pope Francis supports the Diocese of East Anglia as it celebrates its 40th anniversary

Pope Francis has offered his prayers and support for the Diocese of East Anglia, which, on 3 June, celebrated its 40th anniversary with a Mass of Thanksgiving at the Cathedral of St John the Baptist in Norwich. 

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06/06/2016 12:43 pm

Catholics in Bristol Commemorate the Battle of the Somme with all-night Vigil

The Diocese of Clifton, in the west of England, is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme with a night of prayer and reflection in Clifton Cathedral on Thursday, 30 June 2016. 

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03/06/2016 12:00 pm

Catholic Delegation visit Finsbury Park Mosque’s ‘Meal for All’

On 2 June, a Catholic delegation (Bishop Paul Hendricks, Canon John O’Toole, and Ms Katharina Smith-Müller - Interreligious Adviser to the bishops of England and Wales) helped out at Finsbury Park Mosque’s ‘Meal for All’ – a project for the homeless.

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31/05/2016 12:05 pm

Episcopal Ordination of Fr Paul Mason in St George’s Cathedral

In his homily, Archbishop Peter Smith said that the call of a shepherd is "to serve the People of God, with humility, mercy and compassion."

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01/06/2016 12:00 pm

Sport and Human Rights

The following article was first published in The Catholic Universe, Friday 27 April, in it Bishop Declan Lang calls on sports fans to take a stand against the human rights abuses that often accompany international tournaments.

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27/05/2016 12:00 pm

Dialogue between Faith communities and the State crucial to face today’s challenges

Cardinal Vincent Nichols called for a broadening of a constructive dialogue between secular authorities and communities of faith to meet today’s challenges, at a symposium on Thomas Becket at Lambeth Palace today, so our multiple and complex identities and loyalties can be brought together, rather than separated out to meet the challenges we face.

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