Pope Francis appoints two new Auxiliary Bishops to Westminster Diocese

Pope Francis has appointed as two new Auxiliary Bishops of Westminster Diocese, Canon Paul McAleenan and Mgr John Wilson. The joint Episcopal Ordinations of Canon Paul McAleenan, a priest of the Westminster Diocese, and Mgr John Wilson, a priest of the Leeds Diocese, will take place in Westminster Cathedral on 25 January, 2016, the feast of the Conversion of St Paul. 

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Bible Sunday 2015

On the second Sunday of Advent - 6 December 2015 - parishes in England and Wales are invited to celebrate Catholic Bible Sunday. This year’s theme is ‘Embrac...Read more


Good Friday Prayer

In 1970, the Prayer for the Jews in the liturgy of Good Friday was revised so as to reflect and express the teaching on Judaism contained in the Vatican II d...Read more

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Plenary: Nov 2015

The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales met for their autumn plenary meeting at Hinsley Hall in the Diocese of Leeds from 16 - 19 November 2015. Here you c... Read more


Refugee Crisis - Open Your Hearts

Catholics in England and Wales are being urged to respond to the refugee crisis with both prayer and practical action. Whether it's donating time, skills or money, you can make a valuable contribution to the humanitarian effort. Read more