29/06/2009

Religious leaders express concern over assisted suicide amendment to the Coroners and Justice Bill

The Most Rev Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, has joined the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams and Chief Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks in writing to The Daily Telegraph newspaper to express his concern over an amendment to the Coroners and Justice Bill focusing on assisted suicide.

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19/06/2009

The Church and ‘flu: Guidance

As members of the Church it is right that we take every reasonable care of each other's well being. At the present time, for example, we should all take those precaution which help avoid spreading the influenza ('flu) virus.

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22/05/2009

Bishop William Kenney, C.P. elected Diocesan Administrator of the Archdiocese of Birmingham

The Rt Rev William Kenney, C.P. was elected Diocesan Administrator of the Archdiocese of Birmingham by the College of Consulters, during their meeting at Cathedral House, Birmingham, on Friday 22 May.

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19/05/2009

Comment by Archbishop Peter Smith on assisted suicide amendments to the Coroners and Justice Bill

It has been announced that there is to be a free vote in June in the House of Lords during the committee stage of the Coroners and Justice Bill on amendments to change the law on assisted suicide. 

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15/01/2009 9:00 am

Communiqué: Stop the Violence, Start Building Peace

Stop the violence! Stop the killing! Start to build peace! Over and over again we heard these cries during the ninth visit of the Coordination of Episcopal Conferences to the Mother Church of Jerusalem in this divided and suffering land. The violence in Gaza was on everyone's minds and lips. We heard directly about the human tragedy from the parish priest of Gaza, Father Manawel Musallam.

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11/01/2009 9:00 am

Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem condemns Gaza violence

In an impassioned address yesterday at the conclusion of an annual children’s procession to Bethlehem, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal condemned “the violence in the Middle East and in a special way the attacks in the Gaza Strip.

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11/01/2009 9:00 am

Archbishop of Liverpool calls for immediate ceasefire in Gaza

Archbishop Patrick Kelly, speaking from Bethlehem where he is leading the Holy Land Co-ordination, called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza on Sunday morning.

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