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18/04/2016 12:00 pm

We cannot neglect our duty to act against Daesh

The following article was published in The Catholic Universe, Friday 15 April, in it Bishop Declan Lang says that UK recognition of genocide by Daesh is an important step but practical action is needed to liberate areas under Daesh control, support refugees, and rebuild communities.

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15/04/2016 10:31 am

Her Majesty The Queen's 90th Birthday

The Bishops’ Conference establishes that, at all Sunday Masses on 11-12 June 2016, each parish prays for Her Majesty the Queen to mark her 90th birthday by including such an intention in the Bidding Prayers and by reciting at the end of Mass (after the Prayer after Communion and before the Final Blessing) the Prayer for the Queen.

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15/04/2016 10:33 am

Resolution on the Apostolic Exhortation 'Amoris Laetitia'

The Bishops of England and Wales welcome the Pope's Exhortation Amoris Laetitia. Following the two synods on the family, the Exhortation is intended to aid reflection, dialogue, and pastoral practice on love and family. It offers great help and encouragement to families in their daily commitments and challenges. We are inspired by the Pope’s portrayal of God's love present in the daily and often messy realities of family life. 

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11/04/2016 12:00 pm

Cardinal Tauran sends greeting to Jain Community for Mahavir Jayanti

On the occasion of Mahavir Jayanti Cardinal Tauran sends his greetings to the Jain community and discusses the shared values of mercy and compassion in both religions, and goes on to describe how the Jain value of ahimsa, non-violence, can help to shape a more humane and compassionate world.

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08/04/2016 11:00 am

Pope Francis releases Apostolic Exhortation on 'The Joy of Love'

The Vatican has published Pope Francis’ eagerly-awaited Apostolic Exhortation on the family, drawing together almost three years of consultations with Catholics in countries around the world. 

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07/04/2016 5:16 pm

Cardinal to UN: Effective International Cooperation Essential to Eliminate Human Trafficking by 2030

Cardinal Vincent Nichols stressed to delegates at a special event at the United Nations that the cornerstone of the fight to eradicate human trafficking is effective international cooperation at all levels. 

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07/04/2016 12:00 pm

Bishop calls on Catholics to take a stand against the death penalty

The lead Bishop for international affairs has called on Catholics to urgently contact their MPs about the rapidly increasing number of executions taking place around the world.

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06/04/2016 6:42 pm

Cardinal in New York for United Nations Anti-Trafficking Event

A global partnership of law enforcement agencies, Catholic Church organisations and experts from civil society - the Santa Marta Group - takes its fight against human trafficking and modern slavery to the United Nations Headquarters in New York on Thursday, 7 April 2016. 

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04/04/2016 4:44 pm

Prisoners' Survey: 'Belief and Belonging' makes society a safer place

The Catholic faith is a significant part of prisoners’ lives in prisons of all sorts from Young Offender Institutions to High Security prisons and female establishments, new research has revealed. It claims that religion can help cut re-offending rates as it moves offenders to remorse, to have empathy for victims, to focus away from crime and move into a new community. 

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01/04/2016 9:30 am

Bishop Declan to preside at the Mass to stand in solidarity with the Pakistan Christian community

In response to the horror of the bombing of families in the park at Lahore, Pakistan on Easter Sunday, St Nicholas of Tolentino Church are celebrating a Mass for the victims, both deceased and injured, and for the persecuted Church in Pakistan. Bishop Declan will preside at the Mass on Saturday 2 April at 12 noon and all are invited to stand in solidarity with the Pakistan Christian community.

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