11/06/2018 11:00 am

Programme for the Pastoral Congress, and Papal schedule, for the 9th World Meeting of Families

The Holy See Press Office publishes today the itinerary of the Holy Father Pope Francis for his pastoral visit to the 9th World Meeting of Families in Ireland on 25 and 26 August.

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11/06/2018 3:26 pm

New Director of the National Office for Vocation

Bishop Terence Drainey, Chair of the Management Board of the National Office for Vocation, is pleased to announce that following the election of Abbot Christopher Jamison as Abbot President of the English Benedictine Congregation, the vacancy for the Director of the National Office for Vocation is to be filled by Fr Darren Carden, a priest of the Diocese of Lancaster currently working in the Archdiocese of Liverpool.

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07/06/2018 12:00 pm

Pope Francis appeals to Catholics in England and Wales to ‘open (their) eyes’ and ‘hear (the) cry’ of human trafficking victims

As the Catholic Church in England and Wales prepares for Day for Life on Sunday 17 June, Pope Francis has sent a special message to Catholics in England and Wales asking them to break the chains of captivity of those who have been trafficked and to “bring comfort to those who have survived such inhumanity.”

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06/06/2018 4:00 pm

‘Health charges are harming patients’ – Catholic Bishop warns health secretary

The Catholic Bishop with responsibility for migration and asylum has called on Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to suspend the new charging regime for non-UK citizens receiving healthcare.

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04/06/2018 5:52 pm

Bringing Christ to the streets of London

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has led a procession of the Blessed Sacrament through Covent Garden - a visitor hot-spot in the heart of London.

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04/06/2018 11:00 am

Drivers urged to join intelligence-gathering effort against slavery in hand car washes

Drivers are being encouraged to join an unprecedented national intelligence-gathering campaign launched by the Church of England and the Catholic Church in England and Wales aimed at stamping out modern slavery in hand car washes.

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01/06/2018 12:26 pm

Papal Nuncio to UK visits Tilbury Docks

The Papal Nuncio to the UK, His Excellency Archbishop Edward Joseph Adams, visited the Port of Tilbury on 29 May to learn about the work of the Church's maritime welfare agency Apostleship of the Sea. 

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29/05/2018 11:56 am

Cardinal Nichols’ statement on the Irish Referendum

Cardinal Nichols' statement on the referendum held on Friday in the Republic of Ireland that resulted in the decision to repeal the Eighth Amendment to its constitution, which grants an equal right to life to the mother and unborn. 

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25/05/2018 10:30 am

Safeguarding Annual Report

The National Catholic Safeguarding Commission has today, 25 May 2018, published its Annual Report for 2017. 

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24/05/2018 12:00 pm

Appointment of Fr Michael Fava QHC as Deputy Chaplain-General of the Army

On 18 May 2018 the Military Secretariat announced the appointment of Fr Michael Fava QHC, priest of the Diocese of Portsmouth, to be the next Deputy Chaplain-General to Her Majesty’s Land Forces Army from November 2018. The role, in direct support of the Chaplain-General, is effectively that of Head of Army Chaplaincy Personnel, in the rank of Brigadier (or ‘one star’). This selection is the first time that a Catholic Chaplain has reached such an appointment in any of the three Services.

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23/05/2018 5:36 pm

Building trust to fight human trafficking

Trust is the key component in fighting human trafficking was the central message from Cardinal Nichols to delegates at a United Nations conference this week. 

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22/05/2018 6:08 pm

Prioritise the eradication of human trafficking, Cardinal tells business leaders in New York

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of both the Bishops' Conference and Santa Marta Group, has addressed business leaders at an anti-trafficking meeting in New York today, 22 May 2018. 

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22/05/2018 12:11 pm

Cardinal tells married couples that patience and holiness should be the foundation of relationships

At the annual Mass in thanksgiving for the Sacrament of Matrimony at Westminster Cathedral on 19 May 2018, Cardinal Vincent told couples present that "this holiness to which the Lord calls you will grow through small gestures". 

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17/05/2018 3:21 pm

UK's first Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner resigns - Cardinal Nichols praises Kevin Hyland

Cardinal Nichols, president of the Santa Marta Group - an international alliance of the Catholic Church and law enforcement officials, set up at the behest of Pope Francis - thanked Kevin Hyland for his dedication and leadership following his resignation as the UK's Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner.

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16/05/2018 11:41 am

Cardinal asks for prayers for people of Gaza and offers support to the territory's small Catholic community

Cardinal Nichols, President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, has visited the Catholic parish in Gaza and is keen that they should not be forgotten at this desperate time. 

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15/05/2018 12:00 pm

Statement from Bishop Declan Lang and Bishop Christopher Chessun on recent violence in Gaza

Bishop Declan Lang, chair of the Holy Land Coordination and Bishop Christopher Chessun, Bishop of Southwark, said today: "The terrible loss of life in Gaza caused by the Israeli army's use of live fire against civilians is to be condemned unequivocally."

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15/05/2018 12:57 pm

Archbishop - Christians, Muslims and Jews need to articulate fundamental human values together

Archbishop Kevin McDonald, Chair of two Bishops' Conference committees - 'Other Faiths' and 'Catholic/Jewish Relations', has spoken at an interreligous dialogue forum at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, 11 May. 

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11/05/2018 11:00 am

Statement from the Most Rev Malcolm McMahon OP on the 50% faith admissions cap

“In their General Election manifesto, the Conservative Party made a commitment to the Catholic community that the unfair rule effectively stopping the opening of new Catholic free schools would be lifted. Today the Government has broken this promise, dropped the pledge they made to our country’s six million Catholics and ignored the tens of thousands of Catholics who campaigned on this issue."

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08/05/2018 6:00 pm

Archbishop thanks God for the gift of migrants

The Catholic Church's annual thanksgiving Mass for Migrants was celebrated in St George's Cathedral, Southwark, on the first May Bank Holiday Monday - 7 May 2018.

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05/05/2018 12:00 pm

Bishop "Every life is a gift from God to be cherished and nurtured"

Bishop John Wilson, auxiliary Bishop of Westminster, attended the annual 'March for Life' that took place in the capital on Saturday, 5 May. Bishop Wilson gave the opening address and spoke afterwards of the need to build a 'civilisation of love'.

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