17/01/2018 11:00 am

Bishops meet with students at Jewish School in Jerusalem

Bishop William Nolan of Galloway, Scotland, reflects on his meeting with some of the students who are nearing the end of High School and what would be happening next - a three-year stint in the military.

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16/01/2018 4:00 pm

New Guide to Marriage Annulment

The National Board of Catholic Women (NBCW) has published a revised 4th Edition of ‘A Guide to the Annulment Process’ supported by the Marriage and Family Life Office at the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.

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16/01/2018 10:19 am

Bishops meet with students at Jerusalem's Hebrew University

The bishops of the Holy Land Co-ordination visited the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel's second oldest university, on Monday 15 January 2018. Bishop Dónal McKeown of Derry, Ireland, reflects on a meeting with a group of law students who are studying multiculturalism and deal with legal cases regarding people who have encountered discrimination. 

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16/01/2018 9:00 am

Canadian Bishop comments on his visit to schools in the Holy Land

Day Two of the Holy Land Co-ordination focuses on Education. Bishop Lionel Gendron of Saint-Jean Longueuil, Canada, comments on the Co-ordination's visits to Catholic schools in the Holy Land. 

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15/01/2018 12:00 pm

South African Archbishop talks about the Holy Land Co-ordination visit to Gaza

Day One of the Holy Land Co-ordination saw the bishops visit the small Palestinian territory of Gaza. Archbishop Stephen Brislin of Cape Town, South Africa, tells us how the group celebrated Mass in the church of the Holy Family with the small Christian community there.

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15/01/2018 12:00 pm

Cardinal Nichols sends condolences to Archbishop Gomez following California mudslides

His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols has offered his ‘heartfelt condolences’ to Archbishop José H Gomez of Los Angeles for ‘all those who died or who were caught up with the devastating after-effects’ of last week’s mudslides in Santa Barbara County.

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11/01/2018 10:26 am

Bishop on migrants and refugees: Welcome, protect, promote and integrate

Bishop Paul McAleenan, Chair of the Office for Migration Policy, reflects on the Pope’s message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. 

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10/01/2018 4:30 pm

Hope for the future in the Holy Land

Holy Land Co-ordination 2018 (HLC18) to visit 13-18 January with a specific focus on meeting young people from both Israel and Palestine. Bishops from across Europe, North America and South Africa will meet in the Holy Land over the coming days to promote dialogue and peace, while meeting young people.

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10/01/2018 4:00 pm

Pope's message for the 104th World Day of Migrants and Refugees

Here is Pope Francis's message for the 104th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, celebrated on Sunday, 14 January 2018. It's titled "Welcoming, protecting, promoting and integrating migrants and refugees". 

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09/01/2018 4:00 pm

UK’s newest religious community set to open its first convent

The newest religious community in the UK has just received the keys to its very first convent – a converted barn complex near Dereham in Mid Norfolk. Sr Camilla Oberding, leader of the Community of Our Lady of Walsingham (COLW), reports.

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09/01/2018 12:00 pm

God Calls: New Vocations App

This free App is for Catholics aged 16-35 year olds. The aim? To help you go deep with God, and build solid ground with Him through prayer, through the lives of the Saints, and Scripture. This is a vital first step to discovering the joy-filled life that God has in store for you.

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08/01/2018 11:42 am

Cardinal pays tribute to former UN special representative for international migration

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference, has praised the "outstanding contribution to public life" made by Peter Sutherland, the former UN special representative for international migration, who died on 7 January 2018 at St James's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.

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04/01/2018 6:24 pm

Catholics in England and Wales to celebrate Peace Sunday

Every year Catholics in England and Wales celebrate the Pope’s message on Peace Sunday, promoted by Pax Christi and supported by the International Affairs Department of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference. 

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03/01/2018 3:03 pm

Funeral arrangements for Bishop Francis Walmsley CBE

The Requiem Mass for the former Catholic Bishop of the Forces, the Right Reverend Francis J Walmsley CBE will take place at 11:30am on Tuesday 23 January 2018 at the Cathedral Church of St Michael and St George, Queens Avenue, Aldershot. 

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01/01/2018 12:00 pm

Papal Message - World Day of Peace

This message, titled "Migrants and refugees: men and women in search of peace" was issued by Pope Francis for the celebration of the 51st World Day of Peace, 1 January 2018. 

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