22/05/2012 11:10 am

Catholic Student Receives Olympic Flame

Sean White, a pupil at Bishop Vaughan Roman Catholic School in Swansea, was part of the delegation of five students from across Britain, in Athens last week to receive the Olympic Flame.

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21/05/2012 5:45 pm

Historic Day for Jain-Catholic Relations

Archbishop Kevin McDonald, Chair of the Bishops’ Conference Office for Relations with Other Religions, enjoyed a warm welcome from the Jain community during a recent visit to the Oshwal Centre near Potters Bar (16 May 2012).

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17/05/2012 9:10 am

Archbishop to Inaugurate Official Shrine to St Augustine

Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark will formally inaugurate the official shrine of St Augustine at Pugin’s personal church in Ramsgate, Kent, to mark the beginning of St Augustine’s week – a week of Catholic history and culture.

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16/05/2012 10:20 am

'Meaning and Hope – Christianity’s place in Modern Britain’

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor has delivered a lecture in Leicester Cathedral exploring the ways in which religion relates to society in the public square.

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16/05/2012 12:00 am

Archbishop Nichols gives the 2012 Bishop Dunn Memorial Lecture

In the Bishop Dunn Memorial Lecture given on Tuesday 15 May 2012, at Ushaw College, Durham, the Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, called on all Catholics to think about how best to express their faith in their lives today. 

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15/05/2012 2:33 pm

British Catholics to achieve Paralympic ‘First’

Catholic disability groups from across Britain are making history as they prepare to roll out two important events in the lead up to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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15/05/2012 11:25 am

BBC's Head of Religion and Ethics gives Communications Day Lecture

"Diversity of output is the future for Religious broadcasting" according to the BBC's Head of Religion and Ethics, Aaqil Ahmed who delivered the annual World Communications Day Lecture at the Mount Street Jesuit Centre in central London.

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04/05/2012 3:30 pm

Egypt: Constitution and Presidential Elections

Egypt's presidential elections and its draft constitution are examined in further detail by the Bishops' Consultant on the Middle East, Dr Harry Hagopian.

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04/05/2012 9:30 am

Is there a path to peace in Syria?

Bishops' consultant on the Middle East, Dr Harry Hagopian examines whether Syria is in the 'last chance saloon' in the search for peace as United Nations Envoy Kofi Annan's six-point plan is tested to its limits. 

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01/05/2012 12:55 pm

Bishop Moth preaches at Queen’s Scout Gathering

The lead Bishop for Scouts, Bishop Moth preached at the National Scout Service held on Sunday, 29 April at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. The service was a celebration of the annual St George’s Day National Queen’s Scout Gathering.

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01/05/2012 1:15 pm

European gathering of schools of evangelisation in England

Representatives from countries across Europe met in England recently for the twenty-third meeting of the European Association of Catholic Schools of Evangelisation. Twenty-two delegates from nine countries were in attendance for the meeting which took place between 26 – 29 April. The gathering was hosted by the Sion Catholic Community for Evangelism in Brentwood.

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01/05/2012 9:38 am

Combating Human Trafficking

There are 1.1 billion Catholics across the world – the Catholic Church can use its global networks to help fight the scourge of human trafficking. To this end, the Vatican is hosting a conference in Rome at the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace on combating human trafficking.

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30/04/2012 3:40 pm

Archbishop acknowledges the pain of the loss of faith

Archbishop Vincent Nichols (Westminster) spoke of the pain experienced by friends and family when faith is lost in his address to around 200 people at a conference in London on Saturday.

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27/04/2012 4:10 pm

Bishops' Plenary - April 2012

The Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales met for its plenary session at Hinsley Hall in Leeds between 23-26 April. Here you will find audio from the press conference, links and background information. 

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27/04/2012 12:00 pm

National Vocations Framework

A three-year vision for encouraging Catholic vocations in England and Wales has been released by the National Office for Vocation. The 'National Vocations Framework' is the practical expression of the Bishops' desire to "proclaim the universal call to holiness in Christ by promoting a culture of vocation."

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27/04/2012 12:00 pm

Seventh Anniversary of the Election of Pope Benedict XVI

The Bishops of England and Wales have extended their "warmest congratulations" to His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI as he recently marked both the seventh anniversary of his pontificate and his 85th birthday.

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26/04/2012 12:46 pm

Statement: Catholic Education Service on marriage

The Catholic Education Service for England and Wales clarifies its position on marriage.

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25/04/2012 12:00 pm

Apostolic Nuncio addresses Bishops of England and Wales

The Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain, Archbishop Antonio Mennini, addressed the Bishops of England and Wales at their plenary meeting in Leeds this week.
  

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24/04/2012 10:00 am

Archbishop Invests Sikh Leader a Knight of St Gregory

History was made in the Catholic Church during a special Mass and Investiture at Metropolitan Cathedral and Basilica of St Chad, Birmingham, of Bhai Sahib Bhai Dr Mohinder Singh Ahluwalia and Mr William Ozanne, as Knights of the Pontifical Order of Pope St Gregory the Great, on Sunday 22 April 2012.

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20/04/2012 3:30 pm

Campaign for free school meals to all children in poverty

Catholic Agencies support campaign for free school meals to all children in poverty

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