Rt Rev Robert Byrne Installed Fourteenth Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle

The Solemn Mass of Installation of the the Right Reverend Robert Byrne, C.O. (Congregation of the Oratory of St Philip Neri), as the fourteenth Bishop of the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle, will take place at 12.00 noon on Monday, 25 March 2019 in the Cathedral Church of St Mary, Newcastle upon Tyne. The day chosen is the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord.

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Life Issues

Assisted Suicide Statement

Speaking on behalf of the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales, Bishop John Sherrigton, Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster, said: “We are disappointed at the...Read more


EU Settlement Scheme

In light of the very large proportion of EU citizens who are Catholic and attached to our parishes in England and Wales, it is a good time to highlight furth...Read more


Immigration Detention

Bishop Paul McAleenan has called for MPs to support a 28-day time limit on immigration detention, saying that detaining people indefinitely “does not reflect...Read more


Cardinal hopes every parish priest will "hold his head high today knowing Cardinal Newman is declared a saint"

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales has warmly welcomed the news that Cardinal Newman will be declared a saint.

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Global Healing

Global Healing is a film-based resource to help us to respond to the damage being done to our planet – our common home. It's for parishes, groups and individuals and aims to inform, challenge and equip people to engage with Pope Francis’ vital call to Care For Our Common Home. Read more