13/03/2008

Bishop expresses sadness at death of Archbishop in Iraq

It is with great sadness that I have just learnt of the death of Archbishop Paulos Faraj Rahho, whose body was discovered earlier today.

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13/03/2008

Apostleship of the Sea Director Awarded a Knighthood of the Pontifical Order of St. Gregory

Pope Benedict XVI has awarded Commodore Christopher York, National Director of Apostleship of the Sea a Knighthood of the order of St. Gregory (KSG) for his untiring service to the Catholic Church.

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11/03/2008

CES responds to the Government statement ‘Strengthening the School Admissions System’

The Catholic Education Service (CES) remains confident that the admissions arrangements of the vast majority of Catholic schools comply with the School Admissions Code and are fair and transparent.

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11/03/2008

Clarification on the reported Seven Deadly Sins story

Some points of clarification regarding the recent stories purporting to the fact that the Vatican has published a new list of Seven Deadly Sins.

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11/03/2008

Archbishop Kevin McDonald to undergo heart by-pass operation

The Most Reverend Kevin McDonald, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Southwark and Metropolitan, will undergo a heart by-pass operation later this week at St. Thomas’ Hospital, London.

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06/03/2008

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor visits Poland

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, has concluded a two-day visit to Warsaw, Poland.

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03/03/2008

Launch of Mental Capacity Act Guide

The new Mental Capacity Act affects the care of anyone who is unable to make decisions for themselves. These may be financial decisions, choices about where to live, or how someone is to be cared for.

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02/03/2008

Statement from Bishop Crispian Hollis on the kidnapping of Archbishop Paulos Faraj Rahho in Iraq

I was very distressed to hear of the kidnapping of Archbishop Paulos Faraj Rahho and I join with all his people

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02/03/2008

Death of The Right Reverend Kevin J Dunn

It is with great sadness that the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle announces the death of The Rt Rev Kevin John Dunn, Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle.

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02/03/2008

Requiescat in Pace: Rt Rev Kevin Dunn, Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Kevin has died very peacefully in the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, at 9.30pm on Saturday 1st March.

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28/02/2008

Funeral of teenage gang war victim

On New Year’s Day, the first teenage victim of London's Gang war was announced. Henry Bolombi was stabbed on Plevna Road in Edmonton, North London.

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27/02/2008

European Christian leaders photo gallery

European Christian leaders photo gallery

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25/02/2008

European Christian leaders discuss Muslim relations

The annual meeting of the Joint Committee of the Conference of European Churches (CEC) and the Council of European Bishops' Conferences (CCEE) was held in London, United Kingdom, from 21-24 February 2008 at the Royal Foundation of St Katharine.

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22/02/2008

Pope Benedict XVI appoints Monsignor Noel Treanor to succeed Most Reverend Patrick Walsh as Bishop of the Diocese of Down and Connor

The Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, has appointed today the Right Reverend Monsignor Noel Treanor to succeed Most Reverend Patrick Walsh as Bishop of the Diocese of Down and Connor.

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19/02/2008

Now is the time for our voices to be heard on Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill, says Cardinal

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor has sent out a pastoral message to Catholics in England & Wales encouraging them to write to their MPs about the “profound questions of human life and dignity” posed by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill.

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19/02/2008

Relics of St. Thérèse to Visit England and Wales

Relics of St. Thérèse to Visit EnglanThe relics of a much-loved saint are to visit England and Wales for the first time from 16 September to 7 October 2009.d and Wales

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18/02/2008

CCEE and CEC meet in London to evaluate Ecumenical Assembly and discuss relations with Muslims in Europe

The annual meeting of the Joint Committee of the Conference of European Churches (CEC) and the Council of European Bishops' Conferences (CCEE) will take place in London, United Kingdom, from 21-24 February 2008, at the Royal Foundation of St Katharine.

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14/02/2008

CES releases DVD and support materials for Catholic schools

The Catholic Education Service (CES) will today launch a DVD in collaboration with the National College for School Leadership (NCSL), as part of its strategy to secure future leaders for Catholic schools.

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14/02/2008

CES launches new community cohesion guidance

The Catholic Education Service (CES) has launched new preliminary guidance for all Catholic schools in England on the statutory duty to promote community cohesion, ahead of September 2008 when this duty will be inspected by Ofsted.

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