23/01/2008

Archbishop of Liverpool calls for an end to violence in Gaza

The Most Rev Patrick Kelly, Archbishop of Liverpool, has today written to the parish priest of Gaza to express his prayerful support and to call for an end to violence in the region.

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22/01/2008

Mgr Terence Drainey to be ordained seventh Bishop of Middlesbrough on Friday (25 Jan)

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Middlesbrough is preparing for the ordination of Mgr Terence Patrick Drainey as its seventh bishop. He will succeed Bishop John Crowley who resigned on health grounds in May 2007.

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22/01/2008

Cardinal to attend meeting of Polish Bishops’ Conference

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor is to visit the Polish Bishops’ Conference in March, building on the close relationship between the Bishops of the two countries.

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22/01/2008

President of the Pontifical Academy for Life meets Bishop for Day for Life in England and Wales

The Right Reverend Bernard Longley, Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster and Bishop for Day for Life in England and Wales, together with the General Secretary of the Catholic Bishops' Conference, Monsignor Andrew Summersgill met with the President of the Pontifical Academy for Life, Archbishop Sgreccia in Rome on Monday 21 January 2008.

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17/01/2008

Speaking a word of hope at a critical time for the Holy Land: Communique of the Co-ordination of Episcopal Conferences in Support of the Church in the Holy Land

In a year when the world has focused renewed attention on a just peace between Israelis and Palestinians, the Co-ordination of Episcopal Conferences in Support of the Church in the Holy Land has just returned from our eighth visit to the Holy Land to walk in solidarity with the local Church and its bishops and to support the search for a just peace.

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16/01/2008

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – January 18 to 25

Taken from the First Letter of Paul to the Thessalonians, the theme chosen for this year’s Christian Unity Week is: "Pray without ceasing". The texts for reflection and prayer have been prepared by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the Commission on Faith and Order of the World Council of Churches.

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14/01/2008

First Counsellor from the Apostolic Nunciature in London appointed Nuncio to Bangladesh

Mgr Joseph Marino, 54, who has been the First Counsellor at the Apostolic Nunciature in London since the summer of 2004 has been appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Bangladesh and titular Archbishop of Natchitoches by Pope Benedict XVI.

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11/01/2008

Holy Land Co-ordination

The Most Rev Patrick Kelly, Archbishop of Liverpool and Vice-President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, will lead the 2008 meeting of the Co-ordination of Episcopal Conferences in Support of the Church of the Holy Land

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07/01/2008

“Blessed to be a witness” fantastic gathering of over 100 young Catholics in full time volunteer youth ministry

It is a hidden treasure of our church that across the country over 100 young people aged 18-25 have given a year or more of their lives to work as full time volunteers in retreat centres, mission teams and youth outreach teams.

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02/01/2008

The Vatican welcomes Fit for Mission? Schools

Bishop Patrick O'Donoghue of Lancaster Diocese(UK) has received the endorsement of the Congregation for Clergy, Rome, for his recent teaching document, 'Fit for Mission? Schools'.

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