Cardinal’s interview on BBC R4 ‘Today’ programme: Tuesday, 30 January 2007

The question of whether the Catholic Church should be given an exemption from the law on adoption for gay couples would not on the face of it seem to be stuff of high political drama. Yet it has divided the leadership of the two big political parties and it has, it seems, become much wider and more significant than the specific point at issue.

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Statement from Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, Archbishop of Westminster

It is clear from the Prime Minister’s statement that he has listened to some of the concerns of the Catholic Church in regard to its adoption agencies.

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Cardinal writes to the Prime Minister and Members of the Cabinet re: Catholic Adoption Agencies

It has always been the wish of the Catholic Church in this country to work with the Government for the common good of its people. We believe we do this in matters of social care, education and in many other ways. Catholic teaching urges us to do this, and we do it gladly in a spirit of co-operation.

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Breaking the hold of fear, anger and despair in the Holy Land

In the wake of a traumatic year for Israelis, Palestinians and the peoples of the Middle East, the work of our Co-ordination of Episcopal Conferences in Support of the Church of the Holy Land seems more important than ever before. In our home countries and among Catholic people, there is enormous interest in and concern for the situation in the Middle East. 

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