16/04/2014 9:00 am

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor’s Holy Week Pause on Radio 2

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor apears on Radio 2’s Chris Evans breakfast show 'Pause for Thought' this morning, Wednesday 16 April.

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14/04/2014 11:00 am

Pope appoints Rev Alan Williams as new Bishop of Brentwood

Pope Francis has appointed Father Alan Williams SM, currently the Director of the National Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham, as the seventh Bishop of Brentwood.

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11/04/2014 2:00 pm

Pope Francis on clerical sexual abuse: Not one step back

Pope Francis has said: "I feel compelled to personally take on all the evil which some priests, quite a few in number, obviously not compared to the number of all the priests, to personally ask for forgiveness for the damage they have done for having sexually abused children."

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10/04/2014 1:46 pm

Human Trafficking Agreement: Santa Marta Commitment

As the 'Combating Human Trafficking' conference drew to a close on Thursday, 10 April 2014, police chiefs from around the world made a declaration of commitment in the fight to bring an end to human trafficking.

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10/04/2014 12:09 pm

Pope Francis: Human Trafficking, an open wound on society

“Human trafficking is an open wound on the body of contemporary society, a scourge upon the body of Christ. It is a crime against humanity”: These were the strong words that Pope Francis addressed to participants at the conference on 'Combating Human Trafficking' on Thursday morning. 

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04/04/2014 5:23 pm

VIDEO: Cardinal Vincent Nichols and the Archbishop of Canterbury introduce 'Listen To God: Hear the Poor'

Introducing their week of prayer for the church's work serving those in need, the Archbishops are encouraging people around the country to join them in prayer - and on Twitter.

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04/04/2014 4:45 pm

Cardinal Murphy O'Connor: Queen's visit cements ongoing relationship

First of all I thought it was a very happy visit, says Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’ Conor, Archbishop emeritus of Westminster, commenting on Thursday’s informal visit by Queen Elizabeth II to Pope Francis.

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04/04/2014 3:00 pm

Pope Francis and Queen Elizabeth II: Shared Christian Heritage

A focus on the shared roots of Christian faith was a theme which emerged from the meeting Pope Francis had with Britain’s Queen Elizabeth and her husband Prince Philip on Thursday afternoon, 3 April 2014.

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02/04/2014 9:00 am

Cardinal Vincent Nichols and the Archbishop of Canterbury to visit Christian social action projects

The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of Westminster will jointly visit two projects as part of their initiative this Lent to encourage people to pray for the work churches do to support those in their parishes and beyond.

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01/04/2014 6:32 pm

Cardinal Nichols returns to Birmingham for Celebratory Mass

On his first visit to Birmingham since becoming Cardinal, the Most Reverend Vincent Nichols said that he was “delighted” to be back in the city. “It’s a chance for me to rejoice in the richness of life that I received in Birmingham; to thank God for it and I hope to keep and refresh some of the friendships that I made.”

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31/03/2014 11:00 am

Pope appoints Mgr Nicholas Hudson as new Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster

Pope Francis has appointed as the new Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster Monsignor Nicholas Hudson, a priest of the Archdiocese of Southwark, former Rector of the English College in Rome and since January 2014, the Parish Priest of Sacred Heart, Wimbledon.

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25/03/2014 11:00 am

Bishop Malcolm McMahon’s Pastoral Letter for the Third Sunday of Lent

In a pastoral letter read at all Masses in the Diocese of Nottingham last weekend, shortly after he was appointed Archbishop of Liverpool, Bishop Malcolm spoke of his sadness at leaving his Diocese.

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24/03/2014 4:00 pm

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor Installed as Chancellor of Newman University

Newman University continues its celebration of full university title with the installation of Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor as its first Chancellor. As formal head of the University, he will take on a largely ceremonial role, carrying out ambassadorial and representative duties.

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21/03/2014 11:00 am

Pope appoints Rt Rev Malcolm McMahon as new Archbishop of Liverpool

Pope Francis has appointed the Right Reverend Malcolm McMahon OP, Bishop of Nottingham, to be the ninth Archbishop of Liverpool. Archbishop-Elect McMahon’s Mass of Installation as Archbishop of Liverpool will be celebrated at 12noon on Thursday 1 May 2014, the Feast of St Joseph the Worker, in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool.

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21/03/2014 1:00 pm

COMECE Statement on the European Elections 2014

The Catholic Bishops of Europe publish today a Statement in view of the upcoming European elections. In this text, they reaffirm their support for the European project. They encourage all citizens of the European Union to go to the polling booths on the 22nd and 25th May, and to start engaging, during the run-up to the election, in constructive dialogue with their MEP’s and those who are candidates for seats.

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19/03/2014 2:34 pm

Round-the-clock Confessions for the initiative '24 Hours for the Lord'

24 Hours for the Lord is a new initiative of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelisation. The initiative, which begins on Friday 28 March 2014 at 5pm, focuses on the Sacrament of Reconciliation. 

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19/03/2014 4:00 pm

Budget once again fails the poorest

The social action arm of the Catholic Church in England and Wales has said that the Chancellor’s Budget Statement fails to get to grips with poverty in the UK.

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18/03/2014 4:30 pm

Bishops fix date for ending use of musical settings according to the old translation of the Missal

The Bishops of England and Wales have fixed the end date of the transitional period for implementing music in the new translation of the Roman Missal to Pentecost Sunday, 8 June 2014.

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17/03/2014 2:13 pm

Cardinal Nichols returns to his home City for Mass of Thanksgiving

Over two thousand people filled Liverpool’s Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King on Sunday afternoon to welcome home Cardinal Vincent Nichols. The Cardinal, who was ordained priest for the Archdiocese of Liverpool in 1969, celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving following the Consistory which saw Pope Francis create him a Cardinal on Saturday 22 February.

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15/03/2014 11:00 am

Pope appoints Fr Robert Byrne as new Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham

Pope Francis has appointed as the new Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham, Fr Robert Byrne CO, until now National Ecumenical Officer for the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales. 

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