16/07/2018 5:41 pm

Cardinal: Treatment of asylum seekers "shame on our country"

On a visit to the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop of Westminster, told BBC Radio 4's Sunday programme that the UK government's treatment of asylum seekers was "a shame on our country".

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17/07/2018 8:00 am

Archbishop "enormously grateful" for vital funding to enable major repairs to Catholic Cathedrals

A £40m scheme to conserve and repair England’s cathedrals ahead of First World War centenary events has significantly reduced immediate risks, according to a report published today.

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16/07/2018 5:30 pm

Bishops respond to Israeli planned demolition of Bedouin village

Bishop Declan Lang, chair of the Holy Land Co-ordination and Bishop Christopher Chessun, Anglican Bishop of Southwark responsd to the planned demolition of a Bedouin village by the Israeli Government.

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13/07/2018 5:00 pm

Walking Together on the Way: Learning to Be the Church

After seven years of work, the first ‘Agreed Statement’ from ARCIC III, (The Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission, Phase 3), Walking Together on the Way: Learning to Be the Church – Local, Regional, Universal, has been released

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13/07/2018 10:15 am

Christians: Part of the fabric of society in Iraq and Kurdistan

Liam Allmark, Head of Public Affairs at the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, joined a delegation of UK MPs from the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Kurdistan on a visit to the autonomous region in northern Iraq in May 2018.

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09/07/2018 11:00 am

Pope Francis appoints Bishop Paul Mason as Bishop of the Forces

Pope Francis has today appointed Bishop Paul Mason as eighth Bishop of the Forces, which has been sede vacante - awaiting the appointment of a bishop - for the past three years.

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08/07/2018 12:22 pm

March from Italy to London - Solidarity with Migrants March

Bishop Paul McAleenan, Lead Bishop for Migrants, has said he is "profoundly encouraged" by the men and women who have marched from the Italian-French border to Hyde Park, London, to raise awareness of the plight of hundreds of migrants who must make dangerous journeys to reach safety.

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06/07/2018 12:00 pm

A response to COPING

Statement by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales: “With regard to children of the ordained and religious, every bishop in England and Wales would want to discern the best ways in which it is possible for the father of a child, who is a priest, to fulfil his responsibilities. Every bishop in England and Wales is willing to meet anyone in their diocese in a similar situation.

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06/07/2018 12:00 pm

Cardinal Nichols’ Statement on the Death of H.E. Cardinal Tauran

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has released a statement on the death of Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.

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05/07/2018 3:30 pm

Catholic Bishop calls for Government to waive fees for vulnerable European citizens

Bishop Paul McAleenan has called on the government to waive proposed registration fees for EU citizens who will struggle to pay.

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04/07/2018 12:00 pm

Bishop's Conference submits evidence to House of Commons Inquiry promoting Human Rights around the world

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has submitted evidence to the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee inquiry into the UK’s work promoting human rights around the world.

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03/07/2018 9:00 am

Cardinal Nichols pays tribute to Apostleship of the Sea ahead of Sea Sunday

The head of the Catholic Church in England & Wales Cardinal Vincent Nichols has paid tribute to the work of seafarers’ Catholic charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) ahead of Sea Sunday which falls on July 8 this year.

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27/06/2018 4:00 pm

Bishop Peter Doyle responds to Supreme Court ruling on Civil Partnerships

The Supreme Court today has ruled in favour of a heterosexual couple who were fighting for the right to a civil partnership instead of a marriage. The couple have based their argument on a problem with the "legacy of marriage" which "treated women as property for centuries".

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27/06/2018 1:00 pm

Catholic Church supports move away from short custodial sentences

The Ministry of Justice has this morning set out a commitment to divert the most vulnerable women in the criminal justice system away from custody through the provision of tailored support.

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26/06/2018 1:00 pm

Landmark New Brighton church wins innovative community project award

SS Peter, Paul and Philomena Roman Catholic Church in New Brighton, Merseyside, also known as the Dome of Home, has won a national competition for its innovative audio tour which brings to life the story of the Second World War for local children.

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20/06/2018 12:00 pm

Relic of Pope St. Clement I goes on display in Westminster Cathedral

The relic of first century Pope St. Clement I discovered in a waste disposal warehouse in East London was returned to the Catholic Church yesterday. It will go on display in the Treasures of Westminster Cathedral exhibition.

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19/06/2018 4:00 pm

Statement from the Lead Bishop for Migration and Refugees on UN World Refugee Day

Bishop Paul McAleenan, Lead Bishop for Migrants and Refugees, has issued a statement to mark the World Day for Refugees that falls on 20 June. 

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14/06/2018 4:00 pm

Commemoration of the Anniversary of the Grenfell Tower Tragedy

On Wednesday 13 June, the Parish of St Francis of Assisi, Notting Hill, commemorated the first anniversary of the Grenfell Tower Tragedy with a Mass, led by Cardinal Vincent Nichols, to pray for the repose of the souls of all who died and for the healing and peace of all who survived.

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11/06/2018 11:00 am

Programme for the Pastoral Congress, and Papal schedule, for the 9th World Meeting of Families

The Holy See Press Office publishes today the itinerary of the Holy Father Pope Francis for his pastoral visit to the 9th World Meeting of Families in Ireland on 25 and 26 August.

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11/06/2018 3:26 pm

New Director of the National Office for Vocation

Bishop Terence Drainey, Chair of the Management Board of the National Office for Vocation, is pleased to announce that following the election of Abbot Christopher Jamison as Abbot President of the English Benedictine Congregation, the vacancy for the Director of the National Office for Vocation is to be filled by Fr Darren Carden, a priest of the Diocese of Lancaster currently working in the Archdiocese of Liverpool.

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