10/04/2017 9:00 am

Catholic leaders in England united in prayer with the Coptic community after deadly explosions in two Coptic churches in Egypt

"It is with deep sorrow and sadness that we learned of the bombing of St George's Coptic church (Mar Girgis) in the city of Tanta in the Nile Delta, and the explosion outside St Mark’s Coptic church in Alexandria. Both blasts took place during a Palm Sunday service, where traditionally palm branches are blessed as a symbol of peace. Nothing can justify these atrocious acts of terrorism."

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08/04/2017 11:01 am

Nuncio appointed to Great Britain

His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain His Excellency Edward Joseph Adams, titular Archbishop of Scala and formerly Apostolic Nuncio to Greece. 

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07/04/2017 2:00 pm

Leicester Imam Ibrahim Mogra talks about his meeting with the Pope

Sheykh Ibrahim Mogra, Co-Chair of the Christian Muslim Forum and one of two imams from Leicester invited by Cardinal Vincent Nichols to meet with Pope Francis, talks to the BBC about the historic discussions. Four imams from the UK met with the Pope in Rome on Wednesday 5 April 2017

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05/05/2017 4:00 pm

Prison Reform can’t wait

Bishop Richard Moth argues that prison reform must be a priority for the new government. In March 2017, MPs began debating the most significant reform of UK prison law for over 50 years. 

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05/04/2017 10:30 am

Papal Audience with UK Muslim Leaders

His Holiness Pope Francis today, 5 April, welcomed four UK Muslim leaders who came with Cardinal Nichols for a private meeting in the Vatican to promote dialogue and close collaboration on social action in the United Kingdom.

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04/04/2017 11:04 pm

Cardinal takes four UK Muslim Leaders to meet Pope Francis

Cardinal Vincent Nichols is taking four imams to meet Pope Francis in the Vatican - the first official delegation of Muslim leaders from the UK to meet the Pope. 

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31/03/2017 11:50 am

Vatican message to Christians and Jains: "Shape families into ‘nurseries’ of non-violence"

Cardinal Jean Louis Tauran, Prefect of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, has issued a message on the practice of non-violence in families to mark the occasion of Mahavir Jayanti - the most important Jain festival.

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03/04/2017 4:00 pm

Bishop Richard Moth on the Prisons and Courts Bill

Bishop Richard Moth spoke out last week as the landmark Prisons and Courts Bill continued its passage through Parliament As the Bishop for prisons, Bishop Moth continues to encourage government to understand prisons as places of reform and growth, and not just of punishment. As the bill progresses, Bishop Moth will continue to engage closely with the legislation.

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03/04/2017 12:00 pm

CCEE’s Symposium on young people concludes in Barcelona

Friday 31 March, saw the conclusion of the Symposium in Barcelona on accompanying young people, organised by the Council of European Episcopal Conferences (CCEE). The meeting, which began Tuesday 28 March, was attended by 275 experts from all over Europe who work for the Bishops’ Conferences in the various sectors linked with accompanying young people: Youth, Vocations, University, School and Catechesis. 

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31/03/2017 12:00 pm

Cardinal Nichols on Brexit

The Archbishop of Westminster said that many people in the UK would be “coping with a combination of anxiety and enthusiasm” as the Prime Minister signed a letter marking the official divorce of the UK from the European Union.

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27/03/2017 5:02 pm

Lutheran-Catholic Commemoration of the Reformation in 1517

A joint commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation was held at St George’s Roman Catholic Cathedral Southwark on Sunday 26 March 2017. The Archbishop of Birmingham and Chair of the Bishops’ Conference Department of Dialogue and Unity, the Most Reverend Bernard Longley, and Bishop Martin Lind, Bishop of the Lutheran Church in Great Britain preached at the commemoration. 

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24/03/2017 6:48 pm

Faith Leaders’ Vigil held after Westminster attack

Faith leaders have held a vigil for the victims of Wednesday’s attack in Westminster. It took place outside the North Gate of Westminster Abbey not far from the scene. 

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27/03/2017 12:34 pm

Leader sought for Catholics in Scouting

The Scout Association, the country’s largest mixed voluntary youth movement with over half a million members, is looking for a new volunteer leader for the group which supports Catholics in Scouting. 

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24/03/2017 12:30 pm

Feast of Blessed Oscar Romero

Bishop Patrick Lynch, Auxiliary Bishop of Southwark, gave this homily at a Mass for the Feast of Bl. Oscar Romero in Southwark Cathedral today, 24 March. In his homily Bishop Pat looks at the story of the two disciples on the Road to Emmaus. 

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24/03/2017 12:00 pm

Bishop Richard Moth Calls for Prayers for all Victims of London Attack

Bishop Richard Moth from the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton has called for prayers for those killed in the terrorist attack in London on Wednesday 22 March at Westminster.

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24/03/2017 11:45 am

Statement from the Brimingham Faith Leaders' Group following the attack in Westminster

The Birmingham Faith Leaders’ Group joins with the great majority of people across the world in condemning the attack which took place on Westminster Bridge and in the environs of the Palace of Westminster on 22 March. Many times in recent years we have, tragically, found it necessary to issue condemnations of such action both in the United Kingdom and abroad. The indiscriminate inflicting of terror, death and serious injury upon innocent people pursuing their everyday lives is indefensible and fundamentally contrary to the teachings of all our major faiths.

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23/03/2017 10:53 am

Pope sends message of prayerful solidarity to the nation after Westminster attack

Pope Francis has sent a message to Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, assuring the "nation of his prayers" after yesterday's terror attack in Westminster (22 March). 

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23/03/2017 9:52 am

Cardinal asks priests and faithful to come together in "compassionate solidarity" after London attack

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, has written to the priests and people of his diocese after yesterday's terror attack in Westminster calling for prayer and "compassionate solidarity". 

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22/03/2017 10:56 am

Cardinal prays for the dead and those grieving after Westminster attack

Cardinal Vincent Nichols spoke tonight, 22 March, to BBC Radio Essex and expressed his shock after the "terrorist incident" in Westminster that left at least five people dead and 40 injured. 

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22/03/2017 12:00 pm

Partnership In Action: Lithuania and the UK

The Chancellor of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Lithuania, Mr Algirdas Stončaitis, led a delegation from the Lithuanian Internal Affairs Ministry and Lithuanian Police to meet with Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the President of the Santa Marta Group, on 21 March in London.

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