18/08/2016 10:00 am

Pope Francis issues motu proprio on new Laity, Family, and Life dicastery

On Wednesday, 17 August, the Vatican released a motu proprio by Pope Francis which officially establishes the new dicastery on the Laity, Family, and Life.

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17/08/2016 3:00 pm

Fr Christopher Jamison - We’re all “flawsome"

Fr Christopher Jamison joins the BBC Radio 2 Chris Evans Breakfast Show to give his 'Pause for Thought' - Wednesday, 17 August 2016. His reflection focuses on the Olympics and the need for Mercy.

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13/08/2016 12:00 pm

Bishop Lynch: Follow Oscar Romero's example to be a "true neighbour" to those who are suffering

The Bishop for Migrants, Bishop Patrick Lynch, has given a homily at a special Mass marking the 99th birthday of Blessed Oscar Romero encouraging Catholics to look to the example of the martyred South American Archbishop to "respond prophetically to the suffering and injustice we see in the world around us today."

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Fr Christopher Jamison on BBC Radio 2's 'Pause for Thought'

Fr Christopher Jamison joins the BBC Radio 2 Chris Evans Breakfast Show to give his 'Pause for Thought' - Wednesday, 10 August 2016. His reflection focuses on his time in Krakow, Poland, for World Youth Day 2016

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08/08/2016 1:00 pm

Cardinal Vincent Nichols on the death of Bishop Daly

I am saddened to learn of the death of Bishop Edward Daly. He will be mourned by many Christians of all denominations, not only in Northern Ireland but beyond. He was a true pastor who steadfastly lived and proclaimed the Gospel of peace in very difficult times.

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05/08/2016 12:00 pm

We need to keep a strong Just War tradition

What grounds can ever justify entering into armed conflict with another state? At what point does the duty to save lives possibly outweigh the imperative for peace? What kind of force is it legitimate to use? These are all questions that our government and parliament are faced with in an increasingly volatile world.

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05/08/2016 12:00 pm

Pope in Assisi: forgiveness can truly renew Church and world

Pope Francis made a private pilgrimage on Thursday to the Italian town of Assisi and spoke about the importance of forgiveness, saying only the path of forgiveness can truly renew the Church and the world. He lamented that “too many people are caught up in resentment and harbour hatred because they are incapable of forgiving.” “These people,” he went on, “ruin their own lives and the lives of those around them.”

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Campus Misericordiae - World Youth Day Final Mass

Pope Francis' homily for the Final Mass for World Youth Day, Campus Misericordiae, Kraków. Sunday 31 July 2016. 

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World Youth Day, Papal Vigil, 30 July 2016

On Saturday evening 30 July, at the Campus Misericordiae, Pope Francis delivered his homily for the World Youth Day Vigil. He ask the young people to trade in the sofa for a pair of walking shoes and to set out on new and uncharted paths.

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Homily for Mass at the Shrine of St. John Paul II

On Saturday morning, at the Sanctuary of St John Paul II in Krakow, Pope Francis offered the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for priests, religious men and women, consecrated persons, and seminarians.

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29/07/2016 6:00 pm

World Youth Day Krakow 2016: Popes Address after the Way of the Cross

Pope Francis reflected on the Way of the Cross at World Youth Day in Krakow tonight, Friday 29 July 2016. He particularly embraced and welcomed men and women from Syria who have fled warfare.

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28/07/2016 11:24 am

Cardinal to young people: "Suffering is not the end of the story"

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of the Bishops' Conference, gave a homily in Krakow on Wednesday evening, 27 July, in which he encouraged Westminster Diocese's World Youth Day pilgrims to explore what the mystery of Christ gives to them as "builders of a better world". 

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28/07/2016 5:27 pm

Pope Francis erects Eparchy for the Syro-Malabar community in Great Britain

Pope Francis has today, 28 July, erected an Eparchy for the Syro-Malabar community in Great Britain. The first Eparchial Bishop will be Fr Joseph Srampickal, a priest of the Eparchy of Palai in India. 

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26/07/2016 4:29 pm

Muslim leaders join Cardinal in prayer for murdered French priest

Together, as faith leaders, our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and all those affected by the murderous assault that took place today at the Church of Saint-Etienne–du-Rouvray in France. 

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26/07/2016 2:43 pm

Pope Francis horrified by ‘barbarous’ attack on French Church

Pope Francis is horrified and shocked by an attack in a church in Rouen, in northern France, where a priest was slain and another hostage was seriously wounded. 

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22/07/2016 4:00 pm

Bishop Richard Moth Sends World Youth Day Pilgrims on their way to Poland to Meet Pope Francis

On Sunday 24 July Bishop Richard Moth from the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton sends off with his blessing 49 pilgrims from Sussex and Surrey as they make their way by coach to Poland for the World Youth Day in Krakow with Pope Francis. The theme of this World Youth Day, which happens every few years, is ‘Be Merciful Like the Father.’

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21/07/2016 3:55 pm

Father Christopher Jamison looks forward to "World's biggest festival"

Fr Christopher Jamison gives his 'Pause for Thought' on BBC R2. He looked forward to World Youth Day - the biggest youth festival in the world where around two million young people will share their Catholic faith - worshiping and praying with Pope Francis. 

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21/07/2016 3:00 pm

Cardinal's thanks to retiring Bishop of London

Following the announcement that Bishop Richard Chartres, the Bishop of London, is to retire in February, 2017, Cardinal Vincent Nichols sent his thanks for their warm relationship over the years.

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19/07/2016 4:00 pm

Bishop Lang gives thanks for Patriarch's faithful and dedicated service in the Holy Land

The Rt Revd Declan Lang, who leads the annual pilgrimage of Bishops from around the world to the Holy Land, has written to His Beatitude Patriarch Fouad Twal to thank him for his many years of faithful ministry. 

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19/07/2016 12:00 pm

Bishops call on parishes to get involved with community sponsorship scheme for Syrian refugees

Bishops and Catholic parishes have given an enthusiastic welcome to the government’s launch today of the community sponsorship scheme for Syrian refugees.

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