15/01/2010

Bishop of Clifton asks for prayers and support for the relief efforts in Haiti

The Bishop of Clifton, Bishop Declan Lang, has asked people in the Clifton Diocese to pray for and support the relief efforts in Haiti.

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15/01/2010

Devastation in Port-au-Prince: A report from Missio's Sr Janet Fearns on The Times' website

Everywhere, you can hear cries from under the rubble. The CIFOR - Institute of Studies for the Men and Women Religious - has collapsed with the students inside, participating in a conference. The nunciature building has withstood the earthquake, without any injuries, but we are all amazed!

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14/01/2010

Earthquake in Haiti: Statement from the Catholic Bishop of Portsmouth

"The news from Haiti is heartbreaking. The loss of life, the destruction of buildings and the whole fabric of civic life – all are devastating features of the burdens now having to be borne by the survivors."

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14/01/2010

Earthquake in Haiti: Statement by the Most Rev Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster

“The news from Haiti is so distressing. I respond readily to the direct, unequivocal appeal for prayer for all whose lives have been lost or devastated in this earthquake. I am sure all Catholics here will respond in the same way. It is what we do.”

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14/01/2010

Catholic Bishops call for political courage to achieve peace in the Holy Land

Catholic Bishops of the 10th Holy Land Co-ordination today urged political leaders and people of goodwill to be courageous in seeking a just peace in the Holy Land. This year the focus was on the crucial situation in East Jerusalem: property confiscations and evictions.

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12/01/2010

Bishop for Migrants: "A human being’s worth is defined and determined by their God-given dignity, not by the papers they do or do not carry"

Sunday 17th January 2010 marks the 96th World Day of Migrants and Refugees. This day is dedicated to raising awareness of the contribution that migrants make to the Church and to wider society and to highlight the issues of particular interest to migrants.

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05/01/2010

Catholic Bishops to focus on future of Jerusalem for 2010 Holy Land Co-ordination

The Most Rev Patrick Kelly, Archbishop of Liverpool, will lead the 2010 meeting of the Co-ordination of Episcopal Conferences in Support of the Church of the Holy Land (Holy Land Co-ordination) which starts on Sunday 10 January in Jerusalem.

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04/01/2010

OBITUARY: The Right Reverend Monsignor Canon Thomas Joseph Gavin, MA

The Right Reverend Monsignor Canon Thomas Joseph Gavin, MA, one of the longest serving priests in the Archdiocese of Birmingham, died in Coventry's University Hospital, during the early hours of Christmas Day 2009, after a short illness, aged 87.

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