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03/01/2018 3:03 pm

Funeral arrangements for Bishop Francis Walmsley CBE

The Requiem Mass for the former Catholic Bishop of the Forces, the Right Reverend Francis J Walmsley CBE will take place at 11:30am on Tuesday 23 January 2018 at the Cathedral Church of St Michael and St George, Queens Avenue, Aldershot. 

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08/01/2018 11:42 am

Cardinal pays tribute to former UN special representative for international migration

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference, has praised the "outstanding contribution to public life" made by Peter Sutherland, the former UN special representative for international migration, who died on 7 January 2018 at St James's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.

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15/01/2018 12:00 pm

Cardinal Nichols sends condolences to Archbishop Gomez following California mudslides

His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols has offered his ‘heartfelt condolences’ to Archbishop José H Gomez of Los Angeles for ‘all those who died or who were caught up with the devastating after-effects’ of last week’s mudslides in Santa Barbara County.

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07/02/2018 6:00 pm

Pope appeals for joint action to contrast human trafficking

Speaking on the eve of the Day of Prayer and Awareness Raising against Human Trafficking, the Pope urged civil society and institutions to take concrete action to protect the victims and eliminate this terrible scourge that affects so many forced migrants and refugees.

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09/02/2018 5:00 pm

Message of his holiness Pope Francis for World Day of the Sick 2018

Pope Francis delivered the 26th message for the World Day of the Sick. The theme for this year is provided by the words that Jesus spoke from the Cross to Mary, his Mother, and to John: “Woman, behold your son ... Behold your mother. And from that hour the disciple took her into his home” (Jn 19:26-27). 

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08/02/2018 12:00 pm

Migrants at risk of human trafficking

Marking the World Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking, one woman deeply committed to eliminating this scourge speaks out.

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13/02/2018 12:00 pm

Lent Resources: Lifting the Lid on Mental Health

Livability – the disability charity that connects people to their communities – have launched ‘Lifting the Lid’ today. For churches, it’s a free study resource to help explore the topics of emotional and mental wellbeing, using the Bible as a guide.

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16/02/2018 5:00 pm

Bishop McAleenan calls on Home Secretary to put a time limit on immigration detention in post-Brexit law

Bishop Paul McAleenan, the lead Catholic Bishop for asylum and migration, has urged the government to end the shameful practice of indefinite immigration detention. He spoke alongside other faith leaders as Liberty launched a major public campaign calling for a time limit of 28 days to be included in the forthcoming Immigration Bill. 

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16/02/2018 4:45 pm

Comment: Organ donation consultation

The Government has launched an open consultation titled, “Introducing ‘opt-out’ consent for organ and tissue donation in England”. This consultation will run until 6 March. Responding to the consultation, Bishop Paul Mason, the Catholic bishop responsible for healthcare, said, “The Government’s plans to introduce ‘opt-out’ consent for organ and tissue donation in England undermine the concept of donation as a gift, and cross the line of what is a reasonable action for the state to take in relation to the individuals within it.

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