30/06/2016 12:00 pm

Cardinal Nichols Spoke on BBC Radio 4 World Tonight

Following the Referendum result last week, according to the National Police Chiefs Council, reports of hate crime and racist attacks in Britain have risen by 57%. Cardinal Vincent Nichols spoke of his concerns on the BBC Radio 4 World Tonight programme yesterday. Here are some of his comments.

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29/06/2016 12:00 pm

Cardinal Nichols sends condolences to Archbishop of Istanbul

Following yesterday's, 28 June 2016, terrorist attack in Istanbul, Cardinal Nichols, president of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, wrote to the Turkish ambassador to the UK and to the Archbishop of Istanbul offering heartfelt condolences and prayers for all who died and were injured.

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28/06/2016 1:05 pm

Cardinal post-EU Referendum: "We need to grasp again our basic sense of purpose"

Cardinal Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster and President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has released a statement after the EU Referendum saying that racism and hatred of others is "something we must not tolerate".

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27/06/2016 4:54 pm

Disability Conference: Bishop Hendricks calls for us to foster "communities of belonging"

The groundbreaking international disability event Living Fully 2016 concluded in Rome on 26 June with a closing address from Bishop Paul Hendricks who stressed we need to "stop assuming and start listening" in order to better understand the perspectives of those looking for greater inclusion.

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27/06/2016 4:29 pm

Cardinal Marx: "Time has come for Europe to look ahead"

Cardinal Reinhard Marx, President of COMECE, the Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the EU, has made a statement following the EU referendum in the United Kingdom.

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25/06/2016 10:33 am

Bishop Declan Lang's Statement on the EU Referendum

A statement from Bishop Declan Lang, Bishop of Clifton and Chairman of the International Affairs Department of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, on the EU Referendum. 

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26/06/2016 11:12 pm

International Disability Conference - a pioneering endeavour with a big vision for inclusion

Living Fully 2016 - a major international disability event - launched in Rome on 23 June with a symposium ahead of a three-day conference. The key aims are to celebrate disability, culture and faith. 

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24/06/2016 9:43 am

Cardinal's Statement on the EU Referendum

A statement from Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster and President of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, on the EU Referendum.

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27/11/2015 2:15 pm

Council to assist Goddard Inquiry

The Catholic Church in England and Wales has welcomed the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse, led by Justice Lowell Goddard, and has set up a council to assist the inquiry in its deliberations. 

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15/04/2016 10:31 am

The EU Referendum

On Thursday 23 June, UK citizens will vote in the referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union. Reflecting on the forthcoming vote, the Bishops said: "We recognise the historic nature of this referendum and its implications for future generations. The outcome will have consequences for the future not only of the United Kingdom, but for Europe and for the world." 

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21/06/2016 12:00 pm

Cardinal: Abuse survivors must be central to any safeguarding policy and programme

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has sent a message to the annual Anglophone Safeguarding Conference currently underway in Rome. He stresses that although much has been done, there's much more to do "in both the prevention and response to this crime." 

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17/06/2016 2:14 pm

Bishop O'Toole: A child is always a gift, not a problem

At a special Mass for the sick and elderly in Lourdes, Bishop Mark O'Toole, the Bishop of Plymouth, encouraged pilgrims to always see a child as 'a gift'.

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16/06/2016 6:35 pm

Jo Cox MP Requiescat in pace

Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales profoundly saddened and shocked at the death of Jo Cox, Member of Parliament for Batley and Spen, West Yorkshire.

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16/06/2016 5:13 pm

Communications pilgrims encouraged not to keep "prayer in one box and reporting in another'

As thousands of pilgrims from across the UK prepare to travel to Poland for World Youth Day in Krakow, a group of young communications officers are being encouraged to "live life in the Spirit" and report creatively with "a pure heart."

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14/06/2016 2:00 pm

Pope Francis' Programme for World Youth Day 2016

Here's a detailed a timeline for the Holy Father's visit to Krakow - Jasna Góra (Częstochowa) - Auschwitz: 27-31 July for World Youth Day 2016. 

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14/06/2016 10:46 am

Solidarity with the suffering and prayers for the victims of the Orlando nightclub shootings

The Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales has issued a statement on the fatal shootings in the US that took place in an Orlando nightclub in the early hours of Sunday morning, 12 June 2016. At least 49 people died and dozens more were hospitalised in the attack. 

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13/06/2016 2:21 pm

Pope Francis blesses all those who promote life in England and Wales

As the Catholic Church in England and Wales prepares for Day for Life – the day in the Church’s year dedicated to raising awareness about the meaning and value of human life at every stage and in every condition - Pope Francis has sent his good wishes and prayers for a successful and inspiring Day to be celebrated in parishes on Sunday 19 June. 

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13/06/2016 12:31 pm

Australian Jesuit author and film critic arrives in Bristol for speaking tour

Fr Richard Leonard SJ, a talented author, speaker and film critic has arrived in Bristol for a five-day speaking tour as part of Clifton Diocese's celebration of the Jubilee of Mercy. 

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10/06/2016 10:47 am

Catholic Parishes to celebrate the Queen's "official" 90th birthday

The UK celebrates Her Majesty The Queen's "official" 90th birthday on Saturday 11 June. Prayers will be said in the parishes of England and Wales over the weekend. 

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08/06/2016 7:06 pm

Refugees on the Greek Island of Samos - Behind the Veneer

Cecilia Taylor-Camara, Senior Policy Adviser to our Office for Migration Policy, joined a delegation of twelve women from churches and charities across Britain and Ireland on a five-day visit to refugee hotspots in Greece. 

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