09/08/2005

World Youth Day : The Journey begins

Hundreds of young Catholics in England and Wales are making their final arrangements for travelling to World Youth day in Germany.

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08/08/2005

World Youth Day

Thousands of young British Catholics are preparing to travel to Germany to attend World Youth Day in Cologne. The gathering is being lead by Pope Benedict XVI, and marks his first official visit overseas since he became Pope in April.

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28/07/2005

Bishops comment on Court of Appeal ruling in Burke case

We were grateful to be given leave to intervene in the appeal in R (Burke) v GMC and warmly welcome the key findings of the Court of Appeal.

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24/07/2005

Deacon who Sang Gospel at John Paul II's Funeral, Ordained in Leamington Spa

Paul Moss, the English deacon who sang the Gospel during the Funeral Mass of Pope John Paul II, in St Peter's Square, Rome, on 8 April, was ordained a priest by Archbishop Vincent Nichols at St Peter’s church, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, on Saturday 23 July.

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19/07/2005

Bishop celebrates 25 years of service

On 15th July the Rt Rev Thomas McMahon, Bishop of Brentwood, celebrated his silver jubilee with a sung Mass in the Cathedral Church of St Mary and St Helen followed by a reception in Brentwood School for the congregation of around 800.

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18/07/2005

Memorable Eucharistic Congress Draws 3,500 from many Dioceses to final Mass

The final Mass of a memorable four-day Eucharistic Congress in Birmingham, on the theme BEHOLD THE LAMB, was attended by more than 3,500 people, from many dioceses and parishes in England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and overseas, on Sunday afternoon, 17 July.

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16/01/2005

Cardinal Cormac gives Homily at Eucharistic Congress in Birmingham

Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor, Archbishop of Westminster and President of the Bishop’s Conference of England and Wales, was the chief concelebrant and preached the homily at Mass at the Eucharistic Congress, in Birmingham, on the evening of Friday 15 July.

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15/01/2005

Eucharistic Congress Opens in Birmingham

A Eucharistic Congress, on the theme BEHOLD THE LAMB, opened at Newman College, in Birmingham, yesterday evening, Thursday, 14 July.

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14/07/2005

Pope observes two minute silence

Holy See Press Office Director Joaquin Navarro-Valls announced that at midday today, Benedict XVI participated in the two minutes of silence for the victims of the bomb attacks in London on July 7.

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14/07/2005

Cardinal's prayer after mid-day silence

Lord, we bring before you

Those who have been killed and wounded by acts of terror,

Those scarred in mind and body,

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13/07/2005

Cardinal to pray at Trafalgar Square vigil

The Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, will join other faith and community leaders at 6pm in Trafalgar Square tomorrow to remember the victims of last week’s bombings and their grieving families.

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13/07/2005

Bishop of Leeds meets with local faith leaders

Following the discoveries made in Leeds over the last 48 hours, Bishop Roche spent today, Wednesday 13th July, meeting members of the Leeds Community.

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12/07/2005

Statement from the Bishop of Leeds

Today's occurrences in West Yorkshire have brought sadness and perhaps fear to peoples of all faiths and none. It reminds us of how close we are to terrorism.

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11/07/2005

Statement from Faith Leaders on London Bombings

Cardinal Cormac Murphy -O'Connor has joined with senior religious leaders to issue a joint statement following Thursday's terrorist attacks in London. The statement was release yesterday.

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11/07/2005

Message from Bishops' Conference of Peru

A message has been received from the Bishops’ Conference of Peru, signed by Bishop José Garaycoa Hawkins, Bishop of Tacna y Moquegua and President of the Peruvian Bishops Conference.

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08/07/2005

Message of sympathy from Bishops' Conference of Mozambique

A message of sympathy to Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor and the Bishops of England and Wales has been received from the Bishops’ Conference of Mozambique.

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08/07/2005

Statement by Bishop Thomas McMahon

The Bishop of Brentwood, the Rt Rev Thomas McMahon, whose Diocese includes the London boroughs of Redbridge, Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Newham and Waltham Forest, has issued the following statement in the aftermath of the London bombings.

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08/07/2005

Message of support from European Council of Bishops

I was shocked and appalled to hear that innocent people using London's transport system were killed or wounded on Thursday in what appears to have been a series of deliberate attacks designed to inflict terror on people in the city.

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08/07/2005

Message of support from the Dutch Bishops' Conference

The Bishops of the Netherlands are deeply shocked by the attacks that took place in London. The terrible consequences of the attacks are becoming more and more clear, especially the rising numbers of fatally injured and wounded. We wish and pray for God's love and mercy for the directly affected and their loved ones.

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08/07/2005

Message of support from United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

We in the United States remember with great appreciation the tremendous expression of support and concern received from the Church of England and Wales and from many other hierarchies at the time of the devastating terrorist attacks upon on nation on September 11 2001.

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