11/07/2005

Statement from Faith Leaders on London Bombings

Cardinal Cormac Murphy -O'Connor has joined with senior religious leaders to issue a joint statement following Thursday's terrorist attacks in London. The statement was release yesterday.

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07/07/2005

Cardinal deplores attacks on London's innocent

I am horrified at the news of this terrible attack on innocent people. I am returning from Rome tonight with a message from Pope Benedict in which he speaks of his deep sadness and his fervent prayers for the victims.

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07/07/2005

Message from Pope Benedict XVI on London explosions

His Holiness is deeply saddened by the news of the terrorist atacks in central London. The Holy Father offers fervent prayers for the victims and for all those who mourn.

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30/06/2005

Hertfordshire Bishop retires

The resignation of Bishop James O’Brien, an auxiliary bishop of Westminster, on grounds of age has been accepted by the Holy See.

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29/06/2005

Ordination Homily

When I was given the readings for today’s Mass, I looked quickly through them for a phrase or sentence that might sum up what it means to become a bishop and my eyes lit on the words we heard in the Gospel where it says: “somebody else will put a belt around you and take you where you would rather not go.”

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29/06/2005

Hundreds welcome new Bishop of Northampton

Yesterday Monsignor Canon Peter Doyle was ordained the new Bishop of Northampton. Cardinal Cormac Murphy- O’Connor, together with 25 other Bishops from England and Wales, consecrated the new Bishop and presented him to his new Diocese.

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02/06/2005

Compendium of Catholic Social Doctrine launched in UK

The Compendium of Catholic Social Doctrine is launched in the UK today by President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace H.E. Cardinal Renato Martino and H.E Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor.

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24/05/2005

New Bishop for Northampton - Statement from Bishop Crispian Hollis, Bishop of Portsmouth

Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Mgr Peter Doyle, currently the parish priest of Winchester, to be the next Bishop of Northampton.

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22/04/2005

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor's homily at Mass for Pope Benedict XVI

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

The days that followed the death of Pope John Paul II were truly extraordinary, momentous days in the history of the Church. They were a time of great grace.

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21/04/2005

Statement by Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor following election of Pope Benedict XVI

In Benedict XVI we have a good man who is going to be a good pope. The successor of St Peter is not a pastor for one or another group but for the whole Church.

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20/04/2005

Pope Benedict XVI message

Following is the complete text of the first message of Pope Benedict XVI which he delivered in Latin at the end of this morning's Mass with the members of the College of Cardinals in the Sistine Chapel.

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20/04/2005

Papal Inauguration

The newly elected Pope Benedict XVI will preside over the solemn Mass of inauguration of his pontificate this coming Sunday at 10 a.m. (9a.m. BST)

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19/04/2005

Pope Benedict XVI address to the faithful

After the great Pope John Paul II, the Lord Cardinals have elected me, a simple and humble worker in the vineyard of the Lord.

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19/04/2005

New Pope

New Pope elected

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19/04/2005

Live pictures from St Peter's square

Pictures from the Vatican

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18/04/2005

Conclave begins

115 cardinals from across the world have entered the Vatican to elect a successor to Pope John Paul II. A public mass was held this morning before the cardinal electors were sealed inside the Vatican.

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15/04/2005

Bishops' Conference, Statement on Pope John Paul II

During our meeting at Hinsley Hall, 11-14 April 2005, we have thanked God for the outstanding ministry of Pope John Paul II. While we mourn his loss, we are also thankful for the witness he gave, in strength, in sickness and in his dying.

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04/04/2005

Vespers homily by Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor in commeration of Pope John Paul II

My dear brothers and sisters, thank you for coming here this evening to commemorate the life of Pope John Paul II.

We have gathered to pray for the repose of his soul. We pray that God will welcome this, his servant, into the communion of eternal life with Him.

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