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11/10/2017 10:29 am

Bishop: Unacceptable that minority groups are confronted by systemic racism, discrimination and inequality

The Lead Bishop for Racial Justice for the Catholic Church in England and Wales, the Rt Revd Paul McAleenan, responds to the publication of the government audit on the different experiences of people from a variety of ethnic backgrounds. 

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06/10/2017 11:49 am

Child Dignity Declaration seeks to awaken world to realities of internet's impact on children

Pope Francis has met with delegates attending a four-day world congress on 'Child Dignity in the Digital World' and was presented with the group's final declaration containing 13 separate calls to action. 

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04/10/2017 4:00 pm

Statement of the Heads of the Christian Churches in the Kurdistan Region on the Referendum Crisis

In the aftermath of the last regime change, the Iraqi Christians have been exposed to a continued series of painful attacks. These began with the attacks by Al-Qaida, through those of the Islamic party militias, to gangs belonging to organized crime, and ending with the gangs of ISIS, which forcefully displaced our people from Mosul and the Plain of Nineveh. During this time the successive governments that came to power after 2003 failed to defend and safeguard the Christian component of the Iraqi citizens, and failed to protect their legal rights. This has led to the emigration of many Iraqi Christians. At present, our future does not appear to hold any good for us, nor does it indicate a continuation of Christian existence in this part of the world where Christianity has existed since the first century AD. 

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Pope sends message to Apostleship of Sea congress in Taiwan

Pope Francis has sent a message to the 24th World Congress of the Apostleship of the Sea which is taking place this week in the Taiwanese port city of Kaohsiung. In the message, signed by Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the pope says he hopes the congress will serve to strengthen all those who support people living and working at sea.

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02/10/2017 12:00 pm

Pope Francis prays for victims of Las Vegas shooting

Pope Francis has expressed his “spiritual closeness” to victims of the deadly shooting in Las Vegas, which left more than fifty people dead, and hundreds more wounded.

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29/09/2017 7:00 pm

100 years of the Balfour Declaration - Bishop Declan Lang joins host of eminent speakers

Bishop Declan Lang will join a host of eminent speakers discussing the Balfour Declaration on Tuesday 31 October 2017 in Methodist Central Hall, Westminster

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29/09/2017 3:00 pm

Pope to focus on “fake news” in message for World Communications Day 2018‎

Pope Francis will focus on the harmful effects of fake news against journalism for peace, in his message for peace for World Communications Day next year. ““The truth will set you free” (Jn 8:32). Fake news and journalism for peace,” the Pope announced with a post on Twitter.

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26/09/2017 3:00 pm

Bishops visit European Union to deepen links with the Church in Europe

Bishops from England and Wales met with representatives from European Union institutions to listen and convey issues of concern at a key time in negotiations for the UK's exit.

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21/09/2017 12:00 pm

Archbishop Gallagher at UN: combating slavery is a priority

The Vatican has told a United Nations meeting in New York that the fight against forced labour, slavery and human trafficking is one of the defining priorities of Pope Francis’ papacy.

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20/09/2017 12:00 pm

New Taskforce launched to fight scandal of Slavery

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop of Westminster, chaired the first Evening Standard round table on modern slavery.

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