19/10/2018 6:22 pm

Cardinal Vincent Nichols' Youth Synod Intervention

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, gave this intervention at the Synod of Bishops on Young People, Faith and Vocational Discernment on Friday, 19 October 2018. 

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25/10/2018 10:00 am

Commemorating WWI, EU Bishops pray for Peace in Ypres

On the occasion of the centenary of the end of World War I, COMECE bishops urged all persons of good will to work together in the promotion of dialogue – a key element for the European Union as a project of peace – by preserving the diversity of historical memories in Europe. Their call comes from the symbolic setting of Ypres, theatre of some of the darkest and most cruel pages of the conflict.

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25/10/2018 9:00 am

Report from the World Methodist Council-Roman Catholic Dialogue Commission

The Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the World Methodist Council and the Roman Catholic Church met in Hong Kong from Friday 12 to Friday 19 October 2018, hosted by the World Methodist Council with support from the Methodist Church in Hong Kong.

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22/10/2018 12:00 pm

Cardinal: Bishops working on the Youth Synod's final document for Pope Francis

After almost three weeks of intense discussions, tesimonies, events and numerous conversations with young Catholics, Cardinal Vincent Nichols has sent his latest audio update from Rome.

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19/10/2018 4:00 pm

Bishop John Arnold calls for lifestyle changes to address waste and environmental degradation

Last week the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a special report on the expected impacts of an increase in 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, with an urgent call to action.

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18/10/2018 10:00 am

A Journey of Hope: A Catholic Approach to Sentencing Reform

Bishop Richard Moth, the Lead Bishop for Prisons, has recently commissioned a report – A Journey of Hope - to explore how sentencing policy in England and Wales can be reformed, in order to create a safe, decent, and rehabilitative prison estate.

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18/10/2018 9:30 am

Helping to build a future of hope in Ethiopia on World Mission Sunday

World Mission Sunday is on 21 October 2018. Missio, the Pope’s official charity for overseas mission, is appealing to the faithful of England and Wales to ‘help build a future of hope’ in Ethiopia and around the world, through prayers and financial support.

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18/10/2018 9:00 am

Government needs to follow through on promises to help victims of modern slavery

Ahead of Anti-Slavery Day, 18 October, former UK Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner and recently appointed Senior Advisor to the Santa Marta Group, Kevin Hyland OBE, has called for the government to deliver on promises made to victims of modern slavery.

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17/10/2018 6:15 pm

Archbishop - Young people a sign of hope for the Catholic Church and humanity

Archbishop Charles Scicluna, Archbishop of Malta, tells us about how the international synod meeting of Catholic Bishops, young people and advisors is examining the aspirations of our youth in context with the challenges they face - their hopes and anxieties.

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16/10/2018 4:00 pm

Inhumane detention of trafficking victims shows need for overhaul of system says Jesuit Refugee Service

The Jesuit Refugee Service in the UK (JRS UK) is calling on the government to end the use of indefinite detention in light of new research that shows high numbers of vulnerable individuals in detention.

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13/10/2018 6:45 pm

The Rehabilitation of Sisterhood

Ahead of the release of a new Bishops' Conference document called 'A Journey of Hope', Joy Doal, CEO of Anawim, a Birmingham-based service for vulnerable women, writes in The Times about the need for sentencing reform.

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11/10/2018 8:25 pm

Cardinal Nichols on Week Two of the Youth Synod - The Call to Love

Cardinal Vincent Nichols sends a report on the second week of the Synod of Bishops in Rome. The Cardinal talks about the energetic debates and the infectious joy that young people have brought to the proceedings.

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11/10/2018 3:12 pm

Young people want a passionate faith that is "intellectually and practically reliable", says Bishop

First-time Synod Father Bishop Mark O’Toole, Bishop of Plymouth and Chair of the Bishops' Conference Department for Evangelisation and Catechesis, gave this intervention to the Synod of Bishops discussing 'Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment'.

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05/10/2018 6:36 pm

Cardinal struck by "realism" in discussions at Youth Synod in Rome

Cardinal Vincent Nichols is in Rome for the 2018 Synod of Bishops meeting - an international gathering of bishops focussing on young people, faith and vocational discernment. Here's a report on Day Three.

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03/10/2018 7:25 pm

Pope opens Bishops' Synod on 'Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment'

Pope Francis has preached his homily during the opening Mass of the XV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops.

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03/10/2018 7:12 pm

Pope calls for the faithful to intensify prayers in October

This October, the Pope has given us an important task - that we all intensify our prayer during this month. He invites us to pray every day the Holy Rosary with the intention that the Virgin Mary help the Church in these times of crisis, and to pray each day to St Michael the Archangel that he defend us against the attacks of the bad spirit. 

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02/10/2018 11:51 am

Migration and Asylum Bishop: Confront racism by creating "a narrative of love and hope"

The lead Catholic Bishop for Migration and Asylum has welcomed a call from the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and the World Council of Churches, for Christians to stand against the rising tide of xenophobia, racism and populist nationalism. 

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01/10/2018 12:03 pm

Ad Limina - Final Statement from Rome

As we end our visit, 'ad limina Apostolorum', we offer these reflections on our days together in Rome. On Friday 28 September, we were immensely privileged to share conversation with Pope Francis for over two hours. It was a most remarkable and intimate experience.

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24/09/2018 4:00 pm

Ad Limina: Initial statement

As we gather in Rome for our visit 'ad Limina Apostolorum', we have spent time together reflecting again on the impact of the recent reports containing stark revelations of child sexual abuse within the Catholic Church, including in England and Wales, and of evident failures of local leadership.

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17/09/2018 11:00 am

Cardinal Nichols: Voices of joy and voices of anger – both must be heard

Cardinal Vincent Nichols gave a homily in Poznan, Poland, on Saturday, 15 September – the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows - looking back at the recent World Meeting of Families in Dublin. 

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