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10/02/2016 12:00 pm

Growing Economic Inequality and Taxation

On Ash Wednesday at the start of our Lenten journey, the Conference of Justice and Peace Commissions (Justice and Peace Europe) officially launched its annual Concerted Action 2016 with the publication of a Basic Text on the theme “Growing Economic Inequality and Taxation – A Challenge for Europe and the World”.

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09/02/2016 12:00 pm

Why do over a billion people worldwide receive ashes on Ash Wednesday?

Over a billion people across the globe will have a grey mark, in the shape of a cross, placed on their forehead on 10 February to signify the start of one of the longest periods of prayer and self-denial in the annual religious calendar.

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09/02/2016 12:00 pm

St Mary’s University hosts event for the Feast Day of St Josephine Bakhita

The Centre for the Study of Modern Slavery (CSMS) at St Mary’s University, Twickenham celebrated the Feast day of St Josephine Bakhita, the Patron Saint of Slavery, with a lunch that highlighted the involvement of slavery and human trafficking in bringing everyday foods to our plates.

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09/02/2016 12:36 pm

St Josephine Bakhita Day – A day for victims of human trafficking

Cardinal Vincent Nichols joined staff and pupils at Cardinal Pole school in Hackney, East London, on 8 February at a special assembly for victims of trafficking and those who combat it. 

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09/02/2016 8:36 am

Prison Reform: Bishop calls for "significant reduction in the prison population"

The Right Revd Richard Moth, Bishop of Arundel and Brighton and the lead bishop for prisons, has responded to Prime Minister David Cameron's speech on prison reform. "I am very encouraged by the Prime Minister’s commitment to reforming our prison system and his recognition that prisoners should be treated as assets to our society rather than liabilities to be managed..."

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08/02/2016 3:21 pm

New UK Ambassador to the Holy See

Mrs Sally Axworthy MBE has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Holy See in succession to Mr Nigel Baker OBE MVO, who will leave Rome in July 2016. Mrs Axworthy will take up her appointment during August 2016. 

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05/02/2016 7:22 pm

New Rector announced for St John’s Seminary, Wonersh

The Most Revd Peter Smith, Archbishop of Southwark, has announced the appointment of Fr Brian Coyle as Rector of St John’s Seminary, Wonersh, in succession to Mgr Jeremy Garratt. 

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25/10/2018 9:00 am

Report from the World Methodist Council-Roman Catholic Dialogue Commission

The Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the World Methodist Council and the Roman Catholic Church met in Hong Kong from Friday 12 to Friday 19 October 2018, hosted by the World Methodist Council with support from the Methodist Church in Hong Kong.

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03/02/2016 11:48 am

Real promise of 'gene editing' is ethical therapy for those born with conditions that have no cure

Professor David Albert Jones, Director of The Anscombe Bioethics Centre in Oxford, has made a comment on so-called 'gene editing'.

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09/02/2016 12:00 pm

Bishop of Clifton reaffirms Pope Francis' call for global abolition of the death penalty

In September, while some three thousand men and women languished on death row in the United States, Pope Francis stood before Congress and called for nothing less than the global abolition of the death penalty. Speaking plainly, he reminded the lawmakers gathered before him and everyone listening around the world that “every life is sacred, every human person is endowed with an inalienable dignity, and society can only benefit from the rehabilitation of those convicted of crimes.”

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