08/07/2005

Statement from Faith Leaders in Portsmouth

As people of faith in Portsmouth and South East Hampshire, including Christians, Muslims, and other faiths.

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07/07/2005

Cardinal deplores attacks on London's innocent

I am horrified at the news of this terrible attack on innocent people. I am returning from Rome tonight with a message from Pope Benedict in which he speaks of his deep sadness and his fervent prayers for the victims.

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07/07/2005

Message from Pope Benedict XVI on London explosions

His Holiness is deeply saddened by the news of the terrorist atacks in central London. The Holy Father offers fervent prayers for the victims and for all those who mourn.

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07/07/2005

Statement by Archbishop Kevin McDonald on London bombings

The terrorist attacks in London today came as a great shock. This is something that has been feared for some time and those who have been killed or injured are very much in our prayers at this time, as are their families.

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07/07/2005

Statement by Archbishop Vincent Nichols on London bombings

On hearing the news of the blasts in London today, the Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Birmingham said:
"My heart goes out to everyone caught up in these outrageous attacks in London today.

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08/07/2005

Statement from Bishop Thomas McMahon on London Train and Bus Incidents

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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07/07/2005

Statement by Bishop Crispian Hollis on London bombings

I wish to express my shock and horror at the incidents in Central London this morning.

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07/07/2005

Statement by Bishop Arthur Roche on London bombings

The Rt Rev Arthur Roche, Bishop of Leeds, who is on pilgrimage in Lourdes with people from the Diocese of Leeds, has issued the following statement following the events in London.

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07/07/2005

Statement by Bishop Pat O'Donoghue on London bombings

I am stunned and deeply saddened at this horrific attack on the people and city of London. It’s an appalling tragedy. Only yesterday we were celebrating the success of London’s bid for the 2012 Olympics.

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07/07/2005

Letter to Priests of Lancaster on London bombings from Bishops Pat O'Donoghue

In view of the horrific attack on innocent people in London on Thursday, I ask you to offer special prayers for them at all Sunday Masses. It may be an opportune time for us all to commit ourselves to some act of penance asking for God’s mercy and guidance in response to such an evil act.

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07/07/2005

Statement by Canon Robert Corrigan on London bombings

"In the face of such barbarity it is essential that people of faith and good will come together to pray for the dead, the injured and all those affected in any way, but also to pray with hope that one day the hatred that leads to such violence will have no place on earth."

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07/07/2005

Statement by Archbishop Patrick Kelly on London bombings

Statement issued by the Most Reverend Patrick Kelly, Vice President of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales and Archbishop of Liverpool, following the series of explosions in London

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30/06/2005

Hertfordshire Bishop retires

The resignation of Bishop James O’Brien, an auxiliary bishop of Westminster, on grounds of age has been accepted by the Holy See.

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29/06/2005

Ordination Homily

When I was given the readings for today’s Mass, I looked quickly through them for a phrase or sentence that might sum up what it means to become a bishop and my eyes lit on the words we heard in the Gospel where it says: “somebody else will put a belt around you and take you where you would rather not go.”

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29/06/2005

Hundreds welcome new Bishop of Northampton

Yesterday Monsignor Canon Peter Doyle was ordained the new Bishop of Northampton. Cardinal Cormac Murphy- O’Connor, together with 25 other Bishops from England and Wales, consecrated the new Bishop and presented him to his new Diocese.

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29/06/2005

Cardinal speaks out on Zimbabwe

“The expulsion of hundreds of thousands of poor people from their homes … is deeply abhorrent”

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28/06/2005

Gaudium Et Spes - forty years on

One of the most significant documents of modern Catholicism – The Church in the World today, is the subject of a major four day conference which will be held at Worth Abbey, in West Sussex, on 4-7 July.

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23/06/2005

Archbishop Kelly to visit Africa

As the thoughts of many in the United Kingdom turn towards the continent of Africa, the Most Reverend Patrick Kelly, Archbishop of Liverpool, is today (Thursday 23 June) leaving Liverpool for a ten day pastoral visit to the Central African state of Burundi.

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21/06/2005

Bishops express support and solidarity with Bishops from Zimbabwe

Following a meeting of the Standing Committee of the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales, Rt Rev Crispian Hollis, Bishop of Portsmouth and Chairman of the International Affairs Department

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13/06/2005

Refugee Week

The fact that the world still finds a need for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and refugee NGOs, serve as a sobering reminder of the international community’s continuing failure to prevent violence, persecution and poverty and other root causes of conflict and displacement.

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