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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11/02/2019 2:00 pm

St Paul VI added to liturgical calendar

In a Decree dated 25 January 2019 the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments add St Paul VI to the General Roman Calendar on 29 May as an Optional Memorial.

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09/02/2019 3:00 pm

The struggle against human trafficking must focus on the protection of the vulnerable person, says Cardinal

In the keynote address at the Santa Marta Latin American conference in Buenos Aires on 9 February, Cardinal Vincent emphasised the centrality of upholding human dignity in the fight against human trafficking.

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08/02/2019 5:00 pm

Cardinal: Recognise that we are part of the ‘chain of supply and demand’ that enslaves victims of human trafficking

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has preached a homily in Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires highlighting how close we stand to the scourge of human trafficking by being “part of the demand met by modern day slaves”.

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05/02/2019 4:30 pm

Pope Francis' Message for the World Day of the Sick

Pope Francis' message for the World Day of the Sick reminds us that generous gestures like that of the Good Samaritan are the most credible means of evangelization. Caring for the sick requires professionalism, tenderness, straightforward and simple gestures freely given, like a caress that makes others feel loved.

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04/02/2019 12:00 pm

Pope Francis in UAE Day 1: East meets West

As Pope Francis begins his first full day in the United Arab Emirates, our correspondent in Abu Dhabi explores how East meets West during Monday's Global Conference of Human Fraternity.

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04/02/2019 11:00 am

Pope Francis appoints Bishop Robert Byrne as the fourteenth Bishop of Hexham & Newcastle

The Holy See today announced that Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Robert Byrne as Bishop of the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle. Bishop Byrne succeeds The Right Reverend Séamus Cunningham, who has been Bishop of the Diocese since 2009. Bishop Byrne will be the fourteenth Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle.

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30/01/2019 1:32 pm

Cardinal Nichols welcomes inquiry into Christian persecution

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has welcomed the launch of the independent inquiry, ordered by the government, into Christian persecution around the world.

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27/01/2019 3:00 pm

Pope WYD Panama: Homily at concluding Mass - full text

Sunday, Jan. 27, was the final day of the World Youth Day in Panama City. Pope Francis celebrated an open-air Holy Mass at the capital’s Metro Park to conclude the WYD.

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