31/07/2018 2:00 pm

Response following Supreme Court ruling to back agreed end of life decisions

Bishop John Wilson responds to the Supreme Court ruling to back agreed end of life decisions. The UK’s highest court has ruled that legal permission will no longer be required to end care for patients in a permanent vegetative state.

Read More

27/07/2018 1:41 pm

National Lottery winner - The Dome of Home

Ss Peter, Paul and St Philomena’s Church, New Brighton has received National Lottery support* for its new project, ‘Protecting The Dome of Home: A living, lasting legacy for the New Brighton Community’.

Read More

26/07/2018 3:41 pm

Statement in solidarity with the Nicaraguan Bishops

Bishop Declan Lang releases a statement in solidarity with the Nicaraguan Bishops.

Read More

24/07/2018 3:41 pm

Response to the UK Government’s change in death penalty stance

Bishop Declan Lang responds to the UK Government’s change in death penalty stance.

Read More

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".

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

03/07/2018 9:00 am

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

The President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and 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 8 July this year. 

Read More

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".

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More