Vatican

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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Safeguarding

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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Prison

Prison Statement

Bishop Richard Moth, lead Bishop for prisons has responded to the government takeover of HMP Birmingham from G4S: “The government takeover of HMP Birmingham...Read more

Life Issues

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...Read more

Episcopal Announcement

New Forces Bishop

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...Read more

Announcement

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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