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10/07/2014 12:55 pm

Bishop Declan Lang's Statement on Iraq

Iraq’s communities have been traumatised by the fighting and the subsequent fragmentation of the Iraqi state. Political parties need to heed the call made by Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako I of Baghdad to come together to form a government of national unity that would allow a chance to end the present crisis and to build a state in which the rights and dignity of all Iraqis can be respected.

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10/07/2014 12:00 pm

Cathedrals secure £5 million for repairs

Culture Secretary Sajid Javid announced today that cathedrals across England will receive almost £5 million for urgent repairs in the first round of grants from the First World War Centenary Cathedral repair fund.

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10/07/2014 11:05 am

Rt Rev Ralph Heskett Installed third Bishop of Hallam

The Rt Rev Ralph Heskett has been Installed the third Bishop of Hallam. The Mass of Installation took place in St Marie's Cathedral in Sheffield on Thursday 10 July 2014. Bishop Heskett succeeds Bishop John Rawsthorne who served Hallam as Bishop for just over 17 years.

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09/07/2014 2:58 pm

Motu Proprio on the Transfer of Competences to The Secretariat for the Economy

Here you can read the Apostolic Letter issued 'Motu proprio' by the Holy Father, Pope Francis, on the transfer of the Ordinary Section of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See to the Secretariat of the Economy. 

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09/07/2014 11:50 am

Lord Patten appointed to oversee Vatican communications

At a press conference in Rome on Wednesday, 9 July, the head of the Vatican's Secretariat for the Economy, Cardinal George Pell, announced that British life-long peer, Lord Patten, has been appointed to oversee Vatican Communications.

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08/07/2014 9:45 am

Pope meets sex abuse survivors in 'profound spiritual encounter'

Six survivors of sex abuse by members of the Church shared their stories with Pope Francis on Monday in what the head of the Vatican press office described as moments of "profound spiritual encounter".

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Invocation 2014

Young people will gather to think about their calling in life and what role they have in the Church at a festival this weekend. Invocation 2014, is being held at Oscott Seminary, in Birmingham, from Friday 4 July - Sunday 6 July.

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03/07/2014 1:30 pm

A message from two Rabbis

We were saddened to hear of the death of a Palestinian teenager who was killed in East Jerusalem earlier today and we offer our condolences to his family and members of the Muslim community.

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02/07/2014 10:00 am

Archbishop Malcolm McMahon receives the Pallium from Pope Francis

I was honoured and privileged to receive the pallium from the hands of our Holy Father Pope Francis in St Peter’s Basilica last Sunday, the Solemnity of Ss Peter & Paul. The pallium is a symbol of communion between the Holy Father, the Successor of St Peter, and the Archbishop and the Churches of his province, and It was a very humbling moment when I knelt before the Holy Father and he placed the pallium on my shoulders.

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01/07/2014 1:00 pm

Cardinal Vincent Nichols Celebrates Episcopal Ordination of New Bishop of Brentwood

His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols was the principal celebrant at the Episcopal Ordination of Fr Alan Williams as seventh Bishop of Brentwood at the Cathedral Church of St Mary and St Helen on 1 July 2014. 

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