13/11/2018 11:23 am

Landmark anti-trafficking conference begins in Nigeria in collaboration with the Catholic Church in England and Wales

A major anti-trafficking conference is taking place in Abuja, Nigeria from 14 - 15 November examining the theme 'Church and state working together to restore dignity to trafficked persons'. 

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12/11/2018 5:32 pm

Cardinal recovering having been taken ill at Remembrance Service

A statement has been released explaining why Cardinal Vincent Nichols had to leave the Remembrance service at Westminster's Metropolitan Cathedral of the Most Precious Blood on Sunday, 11 November.

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07/11/2018 5:00 pm

Bishops oppose unjust Israeli law

We stand in solidarity with the Holy Land’s Christian community and oppose the unjust Nation State Law passed by the Israeli Knesset earlier this year.

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07/11/2018 1:36 pm

Hindus and Christians have a shared 'moral duty' to care for the vulnerable

To mark the Hindu festival of Diwali, the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue has sent a message to the world's Hindus offering fraternity and prayers and focussing on how we can work together to support the most vulnerable members of our society. 

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02/11/2018 5:47 pm

Bishop Richard Moth welcomes findings of Inquiry into Prison Healthcare

Bishop Richard Moth, Catholic Bishop for Prisons and Mental Health, has commented on a Health and Social Care Committee report examining prison healthcare. 

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31/10/2018 11:00 am

Asia Bibi freed after death penalty conviction overturned in Pakistan

Asia Bibi, the Catholic woman condemned to death under Pakistan’s blasphemy laws, has had her conviction overturned by the Supreme Court in Pakistan. The judge has told her she is free to go immediately. In 2009 Asia Bibi, who worked as a farmhand in Pakistan, was charged with blasphemy against Islam and condemned to death after a dispute over water during which she was accused of blasphemy by two co-workers.

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19/10/2018 6:22 pm

Cardinal Vincent Nichols' Youth Synod Intervention

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, gave this intervention at the Synod of Bishops on Young People, Faith and Vocational Discernment on Friday, 19 October 2018. 

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25/10/2018 10:00 am

Commemorating WWI, EU Bishops pray for Peace in Ypres

On the occasion of the centenary of the end of World War I, COMECE bishops urged all persons of good will to work together in the promotion of dialogue – a key element for the European Union as a project of peace – by preserving the diversity of historical memories in Europe. Their call comes from the symbolic setting of Ypres, theatre of some of the darkest and most cruel pages of the conflict.

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25/10/2018 9:00 am

Report from the World Methodist Council-Roman Catholic Dialogue Commission

The Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the World Methodist Council and the Roman Catholic Church met in Hong Kong from Friday 12 to Friday 19 October 2018, hosted by the World Methodist Council with support from the Methodist Church in Hong Kong.

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22/10/2018 12:00 pm

Cardinal: Bishops working on the Youth Synod's final document for Pope Francis

After almost three weeks of intense discussions, tesimonies, events and numerous conversations with young Catholics, Cardinal Vincent Nichols has sent his latest audio update from Rome.

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19/10/2018 4:00 pm

Bishop John Arnold calls for lifestyle changes to address waste and environmental degradation

Last week the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a special report on the expected impacts of an increase in 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, with an urgent call to action.

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18/10/2018 10:00 am

A Journey of Hope: A Catholic Approach to Sentencing Reform

Bishop Richard Moth, the Lead Bishop for Prisons, has recently commissioned a report – A Journey of Hope - to explore how sentencing policy in England and Wales can be reformed, in order to create a safe, decent, and rehabilitative prison estate.

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18/10/2018 9:30 am

Helping to build a future of hope in Ethiopia on World Mission Sunday

World Mission Sunday is on 21 October 2018. Missio, the Pope’s official charity for overseas mission, is appealing to the faithful of England and Wales to ‘help build a future of hope’ in Ethiopia and around the world, through prayers and financial support.

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18/10/2018 9:00 am

Government needs to follow through on promises to help victims of modern slavery

Ahead of Anti-Slavery Day, 18 October, former UK Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner and recently appointed Senior Advisor to the Santa Marta Group, Kevin Hyland OBE, has called for the government to deliver on promises made to victims of modern slavery.

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17/10/2018 6:15 pm

Archbishop - Young people a sign of hope for the Catholic Church and humanity

Archbishop Charles Scicluna, Archbishop of Malta, tells us about how the international synod meeting of Catholic Bishops, young people and advisors is examining the aspirations of our youth in context with the challenges they face - their hopes and anxieties.

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16/10/2018 4:00 pm

Inhumane detention of trafficking victims shows need for overhaul of system says Jesuit Refugee Service

The Jesuit Refugee Service in the UK (JRS UK) is calling on the government to end the use of indefinite detention in light of new research that shows high numbers of vulnerable individuals in detention.

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13/10/2018 6:45 pm

The Rehabilitation of Sisterhood

Ahead of the release of a new Bishops' Conference document called 'A Journey of Hope', Joy Doal, CEO of Anawim, a Birmingham-based service for vulnerable women, writes in The Times about the need for sentencing reform.

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11/10/2018 8:25 pm

Cardinal Nichols on Week Two of the Youth Synod - The Call to Love

Cardinal Vincent Nichols sends a report on the second week of the Synod of Bishops in Rome. The Cardinal talks about the energetic debates and the infectious joy that young people have brought to the proceedings.

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11/10/2018 3:12 pm

Young people want a passionate faith that is "intellectually and practically reliable", says Bishop

First-time Synod Father Bishop Mark O’Toole, Bishop of Plymouth and Chair of the Bishops' Conference Department for Evangelisation and Catechesis, gave this intervention to the Synod of Bishops discussing 'Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment'.

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05/10/2018 6:36 pm

Cardinal struck by "realism" in discussions at Youth Synod in Rome

Cardinal Vincent Nichols is in Rome for the 2018 Synod of Bishops meeting - an international gathering of bishops focussing on young people, faith and vocational discernment. Here's a report on Day Three.

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