19/12/2014 10:29 am

Banned during Communism, thriving now: The Catholic Church in Belarus

One of the joys of having a radio studio on the ground floor here at the Bishops' Conference is that it gives us the opportunity to interview visitors from all corners of the globe. A little over a month ago, we welcomed Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz of Minsk-Mohilev, Belarus, to talk about his work in the Eastern European country and how the Catholic Church is thriving under his stewardship. 

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04/08/2014 4:33 pm

100-year Anniversary of the start of the First World War

In this 'Catholic News' podcast Catholic Bishop of the Forces, the Rt Rev Richard Moth, talks to us about military chaplaincy - then and now - and how we can pray for peace and remember the dead without glorifying war.

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09/07/2014 8:45 am

Sea Sunday - Supporting the World's Seafarers

Sea Sunday falls on 13 July and gives us the opportunity to remember and pray for seafarers, their families and all who support them. We welcome John Green from Apostleship of the Sea into our studio for this Catholic News podcast to talk about the day and the work of port chaplains and volunteers. 

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03/06/2014 2:48 pm

Understanding Islam: Exploring Islam with Fr Damian Howard SJ

Fr Damian Howard SJ joins us for a four-part podcast to explore how we relate to Muslims and understand Islam as Catholics.

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21/05/2014 1:12 pm

Christian Unity and Pope Francis' Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Pope Francis and Eastern Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew I will meet together in the Holy Land echoing the meeting of their predecessors fifty years ago, Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras of Constantinople. Today's Catholic News podcast focuses on Christian Unity with studio guest Fr Mark Woodruff. Fr Mark’s a Westminster priest who’s also vice chairman of the Society of St John Chrysostom - a society working and praying for the unity of the Churches of East and West.

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11/06/2014 8:45 am

Searching for a lasting peace in the Great Lakes region of central Africa

The Great Lakes Region of central Africa has seen some of the worst violence and conflict in the continent over the past 50 years. Working together for a lasting peace is an imperative shared by both the Catholic and Anglican church leaders of the region. For today's rather ecumenical 'Catholic News' podcast, we're joined by two Rwandan Bishops - the Rt Rev Antoine Kambanda, Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Kibungu, and the Rt Rev Augustin Ahimana Murekezi, Anglican Bishop of the Diocese of Kivu.

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14/03/2014 10:48 pm

Bishop Hlib Lonchyna gives the Christian perspective on the Ukraine Crisis

All eyes are on Ukraine this weekend as voters in Crimea take part in a referendum to decide whether the region should stay part of Ukraine or join the Russian Federation. We welcome Bishop Hlib Lonchyna to the studio to give us the Christian context on the situation. 

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14/02/2014 10:45 am

Marriage Preparation - Foundations for a Healthy Marriage

It's Valentine's Day and we're coming to the end of a week where the focus has been on couples and relationships. Why? Well, 14 February is also the last day of Marriage Week and a very good time for us to catch up with the Chief Executive of the Catholic charity Marriage Care.

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07/04/2014 6:23 pm

Fr Oreste Incimatata on Rwanda, the Genocide and the work of the Church

Fr Oreste Incimatata, Director of Caritas Rwanda, speaks to us in this special Catholic News podcast about his country, the lasting wounds of the Genocide and the reconciliatory work of the Church in the central/east African country. 

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05/02/2014 5:45 pm

Out of the City and into the Country

Sometimes the Catholic Church can appear a little too urban in its focus - a church of the towns and cities. Today's Catholic News podcast seeks to redress the balance as we speak to two of our priests involved in rural ministry. 

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31/01/2014 4:46 pm

His Excellency Nigel Baker reflects on a busy few years as Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Holy See

Since presenting his credentials to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in September 2011, Ambassador Baker has seen some notable events take place in the Vatican - not least the papal transition and election of Pope Francis. 

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16/01/2014 6:53 pm

Bishop Patrick Lynch on the World Day for Migrants and Refugees

In today's first Catholic News podcast of 2014, our studio guest is Bishop Patrick Lynch - the Bishop with special responsibility for the care of migrants and refugees. Bishop Pat's here to talk about the World Day for Migrants and Refugees which coincides with the Feast of Santo Niño and is celebrated in our parishes on Sunday, 19 January. 

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