21/08/2018 11:00 am

Pope Francis: Letter to the People of God

Pope Francis has responded to new reports of clerical sexual abuse and the ecclesial cover-up of abuse. In an impassioned letter addressed to the whole People of God, he calls on the Church to be close to victims in solidarity, and to join in acts of prayer and fasting in penance for such "atrocities".

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14/08/2018 12:00 pm

Catholic Mental Health Project Responds to Government Plan to Tackle Homelessness

The lead Bishop for the Catholic Mental Health Project, the Right Reverend Richard Moth said: “I welcome the plan unveiled by the government to dedicate £100 million towards tackling homelessness. I am especially pleased to see that £30 million of this will be dedicated to funding mental health help and treatment.

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30/07/2018 2:54 pm

Latin Patriarchate issues statement about new Israeli Nation-State Law

A statement released on 30 July 2018 by the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem on the Israeli Nation-State Law. 

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09/08/2018 12:30 pm

The Catholic Church responds to IICSA report on the English Benedictine Congregation in the Catholic Church Investigation

The Catholic Council for the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse notes the conclusions of the report of the IICSA into the English Benedictine Congregation focusing on Ampleforth and Downside Abbeys. The Catholic Council looks forward to continuing to work with and assist the Inquiry in its deliberations.

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31/07/2018 2:00 pm

Response following Supreme Court ruling to back agreed end of life decisions

Bishop John Wilson responds to the Supreme Court ruling to back agreed end of life decisions. The UK’s highest court has ruled that legal permission will no longer be required to end care for patients in a permanent vegetative state.

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27/07/2018 1:41 pm

National Lottery winner - The Dome of Home

Ss Peter, Paul and St Philomena’s Church, New Brighton has received National Lottery support* for its new project, ‘Protecting The Dome of Home: A living, lasting legacy for the New Brighton Community’.

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26/07/2018 3:41 pm

Statement in solidarity with the Nicaraguan Bishops

Bishop Declan Lang releases a statement in solidarity with the Nicaraguan Bishops.

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24/07/2018 3:41 pm

Response to the UK Government’s change in death penalty stance

Bishop Declan Lang responds to the UK Government’s change in death penalty stance.

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16/07/2018 5:41 pm

Cardinal: Treatment of asylum seekers "shame on our country"

On a visit to the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop of Westminster, told BBC Radio 4's Sunday programme that the UK government's treatment of asylum seekers was "a shame on our country".

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16/07/2018 5:30 pm

Bishops respond to Israeli planned demolition of Bedouin village

Bishop Declan Lang, chair of the Holy Land Co-ordination and Bishop Christopher Chessun, Anglican Bishop of Southwark responsd to the planned demolition of a Bedouin village by the Israeli Government.

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17/07/2018 8:00 am

Archbishop "enormously grateful" for vital funding to enable major repairs to Catholic Cathedrals

A £40m scheme to conserve and repair England’s cathedrals ahead of First World War centenary events has significantly reduced immediate risks, according to a report published today.

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13/07/2018 5:00 pm

Walking Together on the Way: Learning to Be the Church

After seven years of work, the first ‘Agreed Statement’ from ARCIC III, (The Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission, Phase 3), Walking Together on the Way: Learning to Be the Church – Local, Regional, Universal, has been released

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06/07/2018 12:00 pm

A response to COPING

Statement by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales: “With regard to children of the ordained and religious, every bishop in England and Wales would want to discern the best ways in which it is possible for the father of a child, who is a priest, to fulfil his responsibilities. Every bishop in England and Wales is willing to meet anyone in their diocese in a similar situation.

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13/07/2018 10:15 am

Christians: Part of the fabric of society in Iraq and Kurdistan

Liam Allmark, Head of Public Affairs at the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, joined a delegation of UK MPs from the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Kurdistan on a visit to the autonomous region in northern Iraq in May 2018.

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09/07/2018 11:00 am

Pope Francis appoints Bishop Paul Mason as Bishop of the Forces

Pope Francis has today appointed Bishop Paul Mason as eighth Bishop of the Forces, which has been sede vacante - awaiting the appointment of a bishop - for the past three years.

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08/07/2018 12:22 pm

March from Italy to London - Solidarity with Migrants March

Bishop Paul McAleenan, Lead Bishop for Migrants, has said he is "profoundly encouraged" by the men and women who have marched from the Italian-French border to Hyde Park, London, to raise awareness of the plight of hundreds of migrants who must make dangerous journeys to reach safety.

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06/07/2018 12:00 pm

Cardinal Nichols’ Statement on the Death of H.E. Cardinal Tauran

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has released a statement on the death of Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.

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05/07/2018 3:30 pm

Catholic Bishop calls for Government to waive fees for vulnerable European citizens

Bishop Paul McAleenan has called on the government to waive proposed registration fees for EU citizens who will struggle to pay.

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04/07/2018 12:00 pm

Bishop's Conference submits evidence to House of Commons Inquiry promoting Human Rights around the world

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has submitted evidence to the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee inquiry into the UK’s work promoting human rights around the world.

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03/07/2018 9:00 am

Cardinal Nichols pays tribute to Apostleship of the Sea ahead of Sea Sunday

The President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, has paid tribute to the work of seafarers’ Catholic charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) ahead of Sea Sunday which falls on 8 July this year. 

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