22/07/2016 4:00 pm

Bishop Richard Moth Sends World Youth Day Pilgrims on their Way to Poland to Meet Pope Francis

On Sunday 24 July Bishop Richard Moth from the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton sends off with his blessing 49 pilgrims from Sussex and Surrey as they make their way by coach to Poland for the World Youth Day in Krakow with Pope Francis. The theme of this World Youth Day, which happens every few years, is ‘Be Merciful Like the Father.’

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21/07/2016 3:55 pm

Father Christopher Jamison looks forward to "World's biggest festival"

Fr Christopher Jamison gives his 'Pause for Thought' on BBC R2. He looked forward to World Youth Day - the biggest youth festival in the world where around two million young people will share their Catholic faith - worshiping and praying with Pope Francis. 

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21/07/2016 3:00 pm

Cardinal's thanks to retiring Bishop of London

Following the announcement that Bishop Richard Chartres, the Bishop of London, is to retire in February, 2017, Cardinal Vincent Nichols sent his thanks for their warm relationship over the years.

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19/07/2016 4:00 pm

Bishop Lang gives thanks for Patriarch's faithful and dedicated service in the Holy Land

The Rt Revd Declan Lang, who leads the annual pilgrimage of Bishops from around the world to the Holy Land, has written to His Beatitude Patriarch Fouad Twal to thank him for his many years of faithful ministry. 

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19/07/2016 12:00 pm

Bishops call on parishes to get involved with community sponsorship scheme for Syrian refugees

Bishops and Catholic parishes have given an enthusiastic welcome to the government’s launch today of the community sponsorship scheme for Syrian refugees.

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18/07/2016 12:05 pm

From Liverpool to Krakow: Young people head to Poland for World Youth Day with Pope Francis

Final preparations are being made for thirty young people from the Archdiocese of Liverpool to travel to Krakow on Wednesday, 20 July, to celebrate World Youth Day with Pope Francis and an expected two million Catholic young people from throughout the world. 

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15/07/2016 3:23 pm

Religious Leaders condemn Nice killings

Last night a terrible massacre was committed in the South of France. Our condolences go out to all those who were murdered in the Nice attack, the survivors and their families.

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15/07/2016 10:00 am

Statement on the United Kingdom’s Possession of Nuclear Weapons

Parliament has an opportunity to reinforce the extension and implementation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty to which the UK is a signatory, and which obliges all who possess nuclear weapons to work towards their elimination.

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13/07/2016 4:07 pm

Animated graphics of Pope Francis and the Works of Mercy released for World Youth Day

To take up the Holy Father's call to spread mercy around the world, we're sharing a set of 14 charming animated graphics - GIFs - showing Pope Francis engaging in the spiritual and corporal works of mercy. 

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13/07/2016 1:31 pm

Statement on the situation in Juba, South Sudan

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of the Bishops' Conference, and Bishop William Kenney CP, our Contact Bishop for South Sudan have released a statement on the violence in South Sudan.

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12/07/2016 12:00 pm

Cardinal congratulates new Prime Minister Theresa May

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster and President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, today congratulated Theresa May on her imminent appointment as prime minister. 

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12/07/2016 12:21 pm

Holy See statement on the celebration of Mass ad orientem

Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi has issued a statement on Cardinal Sarah's comments in London at a Sacra Liturgia conference on Tuesday 5 July 2016 concerning the celebration of Mass ad orientem (facing east rather than towards the congregation).

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05/07/2016 12:00 pm

Bishop Declan Lang reflects on Cardinal Bo’s historic visit to the UK and Burma’s momentous reforms

Today the world often feels bereft of the enormous optimism that accompanied the collapse of communism and apartheid in the early 1990s. Contrary to the historic scenes of millions celebrating their liberation from tyranny, our news in 2016 is frequently dominated by despatches from countries where extremism and dictatorship are gaining the upper hand while people’s most fundamental human rights are stripped away.

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04/07/2016 4:00 pm

Changes to the Dominican Province: Strengthening our Communal Life

The 2016 Chapter of the Friars in England and Scotland, held in Oxford in April, thoroughly reviewed the state of community life within their houses, and how individuals and their ministries are supported. 

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01/07/2016 12:00 pm

Cardinal Vincent Nichols calls for personal responsibility and opposition to racial and communal prejudice

Cardinal Vincent Nichols published a letter in The Times on 1 July 2016, along with the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Chief Rabbi and Maulana Syed Ali Raza Rizvi with a clear call to unity and solidarity. 

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30/06/2016 12:00 pm

Cardinal Vincent Nichols on BBC Radio 4's World Tonight

Following the Referendum result last week, according to the National Police Chiefs Council, reports of hate crime and racist attacks in Britain have risen by 57%. Cardinal Vincent Nichols spoke of his concerns on the BBC Radio 4 World Tonight programme yesterday. Here are some of his comments.

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Fr Christopher Jamison on BBC Radio 2's 'Pause for Thought'

Fr Christopher Jamison joins the BBC Radio 2 Chris Evans Breakfast Show to give his 'Pause for Thought' - Wednesday, 29 June 2016. His reflection focuses on the anointing of priests hands at ordinations and what this means.

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29/06/2016 12:00 pm

Cardinal Nichols sends condolences to Archbishop of Istanbul

Following yesterday's, 28 June 2016, terrorist attack in Istanbul, Cardinal Nichols, president of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, wrote to the Turkish ambassador to the UK and to the Archbishop of Istanbul offering heartfelt condolences and prayers for all who died and were injured.

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28/06/2016 1:05 pm

Cardinal post-EU Referendum: "We need to grasp again our basic sense of purpose"

Cardinal Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster and President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has released a statement after the EU Referendum saying that racism and hatred of others is "something we must not tolerate".

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27/06/2016 4:54 pm

Disability Conference: Bishop Hendricks calls for us to foster "communities of belonging"

The groundbreaking international disability event Living Fully 2016 concluded in Rome on 26 June with a closing address from Bishop Paul Hendricks who stressed we need to "stop assuming and start listening" in order to better understand the perspectives of those looking for greater inclusion.

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