18/03/2019 5:35 pm

Faith and Civic Leaders unite post New Zealand Terrorist Attack

Faith and civic leaders gathered at London Central Mosque this afternoon to show a united front in solidarity with those who suffered the terrorist attack in New Zealand last Friday. Over 50 people were killed in the terrorist attack at two mosques in Christchurch on New Zealand’s south island.

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15/03/2019 11:35 am

Pope Francis sends condolences and heartfelt prayers after New Zealand attacks

His Holiness Pope Francis was deeply saddened to learn of the injury and loss of life caused by the senseless acts of violence at two Mosques in Christchurch, and he assures all New Zealanders, and in particular the Muslim community, of his heartfelt solidarity in the wake of these attacks.

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28/02/2019 11:00 am

Pope's Lenten Message

Pope Francis in his message for Lent focuses on three subjects; The redemption of creation, The destructive power of sin and the healing power of repentance and forgiveness. He reminds us that God, "gave us this joyful season where we prepare to celebrate the paschal mystery with mind and heart renewed … as we recall the great events that gave us new life in Christ”.

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27/02/2019 12:00 pm

Cardinal Nichols launches Lenten Appeal and a new food relief initiative

Ahead of the start of Lent, His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols has launched his annual Lenten Appeal, which this year focuses on the problem of food poverty and food insecurity. At the same time, he announced the launch of a new food relief initiative across the Diocese of Westminster.

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25/02/2019 10:30 am

Vatican announces concrete commitments and initiatives to protect children

The Vatican meeting on the Protection of Minors in the Church concluded with a press briefing that saw concrete commitments and initiatives announced to protect children and to combat abuse.

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24/02/2019 12:20 pm

Pope Francis: Protecting children - eradicating abuse

In a major address on Sunday, 24 February, Pope Francis contextualises the 'scourge' of abuse, and appeals for an "all-out battle against the abuse of minors, both sexually and in other areas."

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24/02/2019 2:00 pm

Protection of Minors: Press Briefing on Day Three

Day Three of the “Protection of Minors in the Church” Meeting in the Vatican focusses on the theme of “Transparency”. Among the participants at the Press Briefing, an African woman religious, the Jesuit Superior General, and the President of the German Bishops’ Conference.

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22/02/2019 12:00 pm

Protection of Minors: Press Briefing on Day Two

“The Protection of Minors in the Church” Meeting in the Vatican entered its second day on Friday. The day’s theme was “Accountability” and the Press Briefing included testimonies from both Cardinal Cupich and Cardinal O’Malley.

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21/02/2019 5:00 pm

Protection of Minors: Press Briefing after Day 1 Morning Session

“Responsibility, Accountability, and Transparency” need to be “part of the Church’s DNA”. This is the opening statement with which the ad interim Director of the Vatican Press Office, Alessandro Gisotti, introduced the Press Briefing on Day One of the “Protection of Minors in the Church” Meeting in the Vatican.

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22/02/2019 11:00 am

Protection of Minors: Archb. Scicluna pledges to protect minors 'at all costs'

Arcbhishop Charles Jude Scicluna on Thursday addressed the 3-day Meeting on “The Protection of Minors in the Church” taking place in the Vatican and pledged to “protect minors at all cost”.

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22/02/2019 3:00 pm

Bishop Paul Mason preaches for HM the Queen on the Centenary of the Royal “Prefix” to the Army Chaplains Department

On 22 February 1919, His Majesty King George V bestowed the Prefix ‘Royal’ on the then Army Chaplains’ Department in recognition of its outstanding service and sacrifice during the First World War. His Granddaughter, Her Majesty The Queen, attended a special service of commemoration with the entire Army chaplaincy community, to mark this auspicious anniversary on 22 February 2019 in the Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.

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21/02/2019 5:00 pm

Protection of minors: Pastors need to touch, heal the wounds of victims

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle opened the 3-day Meeting on the Protection of Minors in the Church on Thursday in the Vatican, speaking about the need for pastors to know and feel the pain of abuse victims and heal their wounds.

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21/02/2019 12:00 pm

Pope: Hear the cry of the little ones who ask for justice

Pope Francis opens the “Protection of Minors in the Church” Meeting in the Vatican telling the Bishops and Religious gathered, “the Holy People of God look to us and expect from us not simple and predictable condemnations, but concrete and effective measures to be established”.

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20/02/2019 12:00 pm

Bishop calls on MPs to end indefinite detention

Bishop Paul McAleenan has called for MPs to support a 28-day time limit on immigration detention, saying that detaining people indefinitely “does not reflect the justice due to every person that we as a nation pride ourselves on upholding”.

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19/02/2019 8:00 am

Appointment of the apostolic administrator sede vacante of the eparchy of Saint Vladimir-Le-Grand de Paris of the Ukrainians, France

The Holy Father appointed as apostolic administrator sede vacante of the eparchy of Saint Vladimir-Le-Grand de Paris of the Ukrainians, France, H.E. Msgr. Hlib Borys Sviatoslav Lonchyna. bishop of the eparchy of Holy Family of London of the Ukrainians, Great Britain.

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14/02/2019 4:52 pm

Actor of the Newman Cause on the second miracle required for John Henry Newman's sainthood

Father Ignatius Harrison, Provost of the Birmingham Oratory and Actor of the Newman Cause has greeted, with great joy, the news that Cardinal John Henry Newman will be declared a saint and revealed more about the second miracle required for sainthood.

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13/02/2019 12:57 pm

Cardinal hopes every parish priest will "hold his head high today knowing Cardinal Newman is declared a saint"

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales has warmly welcomed the news that Cardinal Newman will be declared a saint.

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12/02/2019 12:00 pm

Cardinal Vincent: SEIDs gives ‘refreshing vision’ on work

Cardinal Vincent has officially launched the SEIDs (social, enterprise, idea, design) strategy at the SEIDs hub in Wembley, saying that the heart of business should always be about people, not wealth.

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12/02/2019 10:01 am

Cardinal calls on governments to keep their promises to victims of human trafficking

Cardinal Vincent Nichols called on all governments to act upon their commitments to assist victims of human trafficking at the conclusion of the Santa Marta Group conference for Latin America, held in Buenos Aires. 

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10/02/2019 6:45 pm

Cardinal Nichols prays for victims of trafficking at the Shrine of Our Lady of Luján

On Sunday 10 February Cardinal Vincent Nichols celebrated Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Luján, Argentina. The Cardinal attended a Latin American regional conference of the Santa Marta Group that took place in Buenos Aires from 8 - 11 February.

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