13/11/2012 10:15 pm

Christians and Hindus: Forming the Young Generation into Peacemakers

The Holy See's Council for Interreligious Dialogue released a message of greeting to the world's Hindu communities marking the 2012 Diwali celebrations. 

Read More

11/11/2012 7:00 pm

New Archbishop of Canterbury “a strong ally in the work of evangelisation"

The Most Reverend Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham, and Co-Chairman of ARCIC Three (the Anglican Roman-Catholic International Commission) issued a statement following the announcement that the Right Reverend Justin Welby, Bishop of Durham, will succeed Dr Rowan Williams as the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury. 

Read More

08/11/2012 11:00 am

Statement: New Archbishop of Canterbury

The Mt Rev Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster and President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, has issued a statement in response to the announcement that Bishop Justin Welby, the current Bishop of Durham, will succeed Dr Rowan Williams as Archbishop of Canterbury.

Read More

08/11/2012 6:28 pm

Archbishop Celebrates Mass for Association of Lourdes Pilgrimage Directors

The Most Reverend Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham, was the Principal Celebrant and Preacher at a special Votive Mass of Our Lady of Lourdes, for the Association of Lourdes Pilgrimage Directors of Great Britain, in the Metropolitan Cathedral and Basilica of St Chad, Birmingham, on Wednesday, 7 November.

Read More

06/11/2012 10:50 am

Clones and Three-Parent Babies

Clones and Three-Parent Babies: Anscombe Bioethics Centre Guidance on HFEA Consultation on Mitochondrial Replacement. 

Read More

05/11/2012 8:50 am

Bishop of Middlesbrough Shares Personal Account of Faith

The Rt Rev Terence Drainey, Bishop of Middlesbrough, has spoken of the importance of his faith in the second of a new series of bishops’ video testimonies being released during the 'Year of Faith'.

Read More

05/11/2012 5:25 pm

Vatican Commemorative Cover Marks 50th Anniversary of Opening of Second Vatican Council in 1962

The Vatican Post office has issued an attractive special commemorative cover to mark the 50th anniversary of the opening of the historic Second Vatican Council on Thursday, 11 October 1962.

Read More

04/11/2012 11:00 pm

Election of Bishop Tawadros as Coptic Orthodox Pope of Alexandria

Message to His Grace Bishop Angaleos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Great Britain from the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales on the occasion of the election of Bishop Tawadros as the 118th Coptic Orthodox Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of All Africa. 

Read More

01/11/2012 2:30 pm

Archbishop Faustino Sainz Muñoz 1937-2012

A statement on the death of Archbishop Faustino Sainz Muñoz, the former Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain from the General Secretary of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.  

Read More

01/11/2012 1:00 pm

Archbishop Bernard Longley reflects on the Synod of Bishops

Asked for his initial thoughts about the International Synod of Bishops in Rome, Archbishop Bernard Longley said: “It was a remarkable and uplifting experience to spend the three weeks of the Synod in Rome with 262 bishops from every corner of the globe, united in prayer and reflection with Pope Benedict. 

Read More

30/10/2012 2:00 pm

Cardinal calls for better understanding of the causes of crime

In the annual ‘Sir Harold Hood Memorial’ lecture, the Cardinal asked whether we should try and ‘better understand why people commit crime.’ He said ‘that better understanding would lead to less punishment and a clearer connection between Criminal Justice and Social policy.’ 

Read More

30/10/2012 12:15 pm

Message of hope for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one

A message of hope has been released to coincide with the start of the month when Catholics especially remember and pray for those who have died and for those who are grieving. 

Read More

26/10/2012 3:10 pm

Archbishop Nichols praises Jubilee priests for their "remarkable service"

Archbishop Vincent Nichols has sent a message to 45 Jubilee priests from England and Wales celebrating their anniversaries of ordination in Rome. 

Read More

26/10/2012 11:30 am

Zenit Interview with Archbishop Bernard Longley - Part Two

The New Evangelization of Hearts And Minds (Part Two) by Ann Schneible. Archbishop Bernard Longley spoke with Zenit about the New Evangelization, and the example which Blessed Dominic Barberi and Blessed John Henry Newman bring to the faithful in the Church.

Read More

26/10/2012 11:15 am

Zenit Interview with Archbishop Bernard Longley

"We have to find ways of touching people's hearts, as well as engaging their minds." These are the words of Archbishop Bernard Longley of Birmingham, UK, Synod Father for the XIII Ordinary General Assembly for the New Evangelization, which is currently in its third and final week here in Rome. 

Read More

26/10/2012 9:25 am

Archbishop McDonald's message for Eid al-Adha

The Mt Rev Kevin McDonald, Archbishop Emeritus of Southwark, has recorded a message for Eid al-Adha broadcast on the Islam Channel. Eid al-Adha is an important Isalmic festival. It is the latter of the two Eid holidays - the other being Eid al-Fitr.

Read More

24/10/2012 2:40 pm

Bishop of Lancaster on Vatican Radio

The Rt Rev Michael Campbell OSA, Bishop of Lancaster, is taking part in the Synod of Bishops on new evangelisation. During a break in the busy schedule, he took a few minutes to talk to Vatican Radio’s Philippa Hitchen about life in his diocese in the North West, the initiative ‘The Light Is On For You’ and about his hopes for the outcome of the three-week encounter.

Read More

Archbishop Bernard Longley's New Evangelisation Synod Report

The Most Reverend Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham, and Relator of the Synod of Bishops on New Evangelization, gave the following report to the Synod Fathers last Friday, 19 October, in the presence of the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI.

Read More

20/10/2012 12:20 pm

Statement: Tragic Events in Cardiff

The Most Rev George Stack, the Archbishop of Cardiff, is shocked and saddened by the tragic events which took place in the City of Cardiff late on Friday afternoon.

Read More

19/10/2012 8:50 am

Bishop Kieran Conry's Written Intervention

The Rt Rev Kieran Conry made an intervention “In Scriptis” to the Synod of Bishops on New Evangelisation meeting in Rome on Thursday, 18 October 2012.

Read More