16/12/2016 11:58 am

Interview with Syro-Malabar Eparch Mar Joseph Srampickal

For Today's 'Catholic News' podcast we welcome a special guest into the studio - the Eparch of the newly-erected Syro-Malabar Eparchy of Great Britain, Mar Joseph Srampickal.

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07/12/2016 1:14 pm

Bishop Alan Hopes on embracing silence in Church and Worship

Bishop Alan Hopes, Bishop of East Anglia and Chair of our Liturgy Committee, joins us in the studio for an interview on a new document titled 'The Place of Silence' looking at moments of silence and contemplation in our worship.

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05/12/2016 3:14 pm

Christmas in the Middle East and North Africa

Dr Harry Hagopian, our consultant on the Middle East North African region, travelled down to Bristol to speak to Bishop Declan Lang, Bishop of Clifton and Chair of our International Affairs department about life in the Holy Land and surrounding countries this Christmas.

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30/09/2016 4:34 pm

Catholic and Anglican Bishops visit Canterbury and Rome

Our podcast today focuses on Christian unity as Bishop Mark O'Toole, Catholic Bishop of Plymouth, joins his Anglican regional counterpart the Rt Revd Tim Thornton, Bishop of Truro, in Canterbury for the first leg of what could be termed a pilgrimage of dialogue from Canterbury to Rome. The two men are part of a 36-strong gathering of Anglican and Catholic bishops, representing 19 different countries where Anglicans and Catholics live side by side in significant numbers.

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24/05/2016 4:00 pm

Exploring disability, theology, practice and culture

It's clear that Pope Francis loves people and connects with them with ease. How many iconic images have we seen of him looking past so-called disabilities, physical or mental, to embrace the person in front of him - reaching out with love?

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23/05/2016 12:00 pm

Cardinal Bo - Burma's first Cardinal

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo looks at ease, sharing a warm smile as he settles into a rather unforgiving hard-backed chair in the radio studio at the Bishops' Conference. He's nearing the end of a two-week visit to England. Today it's our turn to learn more about Burma (or is it Myanmar?) from the man who, in February 2015, was elevated to the rank of cardinal by Pope Francis.

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29/04/2016 3:18 pm

Reform and Orthodox rabbis discuss Judaism and the concept of mercy

Our Interreligious Adviser Katharina Smith-Muller explores the concept of mercy - and indeed that of a merciful God - with two Jewish rabbis from different confessions. Rabbi Miriam Berger is Principal Rabbi at Finchley Reform Synagogue and Rabbi Natan Levy is an Orthodox rabbi and interfaith consultant for The Board of Deputies of British Jews.

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26/04/2016 6:53 pm

Stopping human trafficking from Edo State in Nigeria

Edo State is in southern Nigeria. Statistics show that 94% of Nigerian women trafficked out of the country and exploited in the sex trade come from Edo. This localised problem with far-reaching human consequences has come to the attention of the UK's Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner Kevin Hyland.

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22/04/2016 2:09 pm

Pope asks Europe's Catholics to support the victims of war in Eastern Ukraine

Pope Francis has appealed to Catholics in Europe to undertake a collection in their churches for humanitarian aid for Ukraine on Sunday 24 April 2016. The purpose of this collection is to show support and compassion to victims of this all but forgotten hybrid war that continues unabated in the east of the country. 

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03/03/2016 7:02 pm

Other Religions and the Quality of Mercy

Today's podcast appropriately looks at the quality of mercy in Christianity and other religions. Gavin D'Costa, a Professor of Catholic Theology at the University of Bristol, is in conversation with Katharina Smith-Müller our Interreligious Adviser here at the Bishops' Conference.

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12/02/2016 11:48 am

Heard the one about the Rabbi and the Priest?

Sounds like the start of a rather poor joke - but it's not. This podcast offers an excellent template for local collaboration and mutual understanding between Catholics and Jews.

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