27/12/2017 2:41 pm

Former Catholic Bishop of the Forces dies peacefully on Boxing Day

Bishop Francis Walmsley died peacefully on 26 December 2017 at St John’s Convent, Kiln Green, Reading where he had lived since his retirement as Catholic Bishop of the Forces.

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19/12/2017 4:23 pm

Cardinal's letter on Jerusalem and Christians of the Holy Land

On behalf of the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales, Cardinal Vincent Nichols has written a letter to the Patriarchs and heads of Local Churches in Jerusalem. 

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25/12/2017 8:55 am

Cardinal Vincent Nichols' Christmas Message 2017

A Christmas message from Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster and President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales. 

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19/12/2017 12:21 pm

Cardinal Nichols congratulates new Bishop of London

His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols has offered his congratulations to the new Bishop of London - the Right Reverend Sarah Mullally.

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25/12/2017 12:00 pm

Urbi et Orbi

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has delivered the fifth Christmas message of his pontificate Urbi et Orbi on the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord, 25 December 2017.

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11/12/2017 11:59 am

Declaration of the Council of European Bishops Conferences on Jerusalem

The Presidency of the Council of European Bishops Conferences (CCEE) adds its voice to the appeal arriving from many parts of the world to respect the status quo of the city of Jerusalem, in line with a number of United Nations resolutions which have expressed themselves in this direction. 

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05/12/2017 5:39 pm

Cardinal and Imams launch new Muslim Certificate in Religious Studies at St Mary's University

Cardinal Vincent Nichols and two leading Muslim imams have launched a new Muslim Certificate in Religious Studies at St Mary’s University, Twickenham.

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01/12/2017 11:00 am

Surviving Winter - Top Tips

With winter weather rapidly descending on us, Professor Jim McManus, a public health specialist, gives a Christian take on surviving winter and helping an NHS already under considerable strain. There is every sign this winter is going to be much, much tougher for the NHS for many reasons.

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30/11/2017 3:34 pm

Bishops call on UK Government to help Calais migrants

Ahead of Advent, Bishop Paul McAleenan, the Lead Bishop for Asylum and Migration for England and Wales and his counterpart in Scotland, Bishop William Nolan, President of Justice and Peace Scotland, have written a joint statement calling on the UK government to help Calais migrants.

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28/11/2017 4:30 pm

Pope Francis addresses Myanmar's leaders

Pope Francis addressed Myanmar's government authorities, civil societies, and the diplomatic corps in the capital Nay Pyi Taw, while on his Apostolic Visit to Myanmar, Tuesday 28 November.

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27/11/2017 3:31 pm

Zimbabwe's Christian leaders: Use this crisis to "build something that is permanently healing for our nation"

The heads of Christian denominations in Zimbabwe have released a joint pastoral message on the current situation in the country. 

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24/11/2017 3:30 pm

Bishop Richard Moth to be Appointed Honorary Canon of Chichester Cathedral

The Bishop of Chichester Rt Rev Martin Warner has appointed the Bishop of Arundel and Brighton, the Rt Rev Richard Moth, as one of the 5 Canons of Honour of Chichester Cathedral.

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22/11/2017 11:00 am

New National Catholic Chaplain for Prisons appointed

At their Plenary Assembly at Hinsley Hall last week (13-16 November 2017), the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales appointed Fr Paul Douthwaite as National Catholic Chaplain for Prisons, in succession to Monsignor Roger Reader who will leave the post at the end of the year.

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14/11/2017 11:17 am

Bishop warns of "catastrophic consequences" of extending charges for non UK-citizens receiving NHS treatment

The lead Catholic Bishop for Asylum and Migration has called on the government to suspend and review its recent extension of charges for non UK-citizens receiving NHS treatment. 

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14/11/2017 9:30 am

New scripture-based resource from the Bishops’ Conference: ‘Counting our Blessings’

Counting our Blessings is a new, simple scripture-based resource produced by the Department for Christian Responsibility and Citizenship at the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, designed for accompanying families. 

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14/11/2017 8:44 am

Major Renovation for the Welsh Martyrs Church

The renovation of the Welsh Martyrs church in Aberystwyth has been announced by the Bishop of Menevia, the Right Reverend Tom Burns. 

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13/11/2017 4:24 pm

Pope Francis: Draw near to the poor and acknowledge the value of poverty

Pope Francis is calling on Catholics to focus on the poor in our society on a special day he has established to encourage the world's Christian communities to become "an ever greater sign of Christ's charity for the least and those most in need". 

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02/11/2017 12:42 pm

Renewed call for justice and reconciliation in the Holy Land on the centenary of the Balfour Declaration

Catholic and Anglican bishops today, 2 November 2017, called for justice and reconciliation in the Holy Land on the centenary of the Balfour Declaration. 

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01/11/2017 9:20 am

Britain’s Broken Promise: Time for a New Approach

Bishop Declan Lang, Chair of the Holy Land Coordination tonight, Wednesday 1 November, addressed Britain’s Broken Promise: Time for a New Approach, an event organised by the Balfour Project at Westminster Central Hall to mark the Centenary of the Balfour Declaration.

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30/10/2017 1:09 pm

The 'human' must be put back at the centre of the European Project

Bishop Nicholas Hudson led a delegation from England and Wales to the Congress "Re-thinking Europe: Christian contributions to the future of the European project" held in the Vatican from 27-29 October 2017. 

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