29/06/2012 1:05 pm

Zimbabwean Bishops' Pastoral Letter

The Zimbabwean Catholic Bishops have written a pastoral letter to Zimbabweans in the diaspora - the millions who have dispersed and settled outside their ancestral homelands. You can download the full pastoral letter here.

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27/06/2012 11:00 am

Pope appoints Bishop of Wrexham

The Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI has today appointed Monsignor Peter M. Brignall as Bishop of Wrexham. The Episcopal Ordination of Bishop-elect Monsignor Brignall will take place on Wednesday, 12 September at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Wrexham.

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26/06/2012 12:15 pm

Archbishop Nichols calls for a shared understanding of Human Dignity

The Archbishop of Westminster, the Most Rev Vincent Nichols, has called for a more developed and shared understanding of human dignity for the good of all in society.

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26/06/2012 11:00 am

Pope appoints Bishop Arthur Roche to senior role in Rome

The Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI has appointed the Right Reverend Arthur Roche, Bishop of Leeds, as Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments. 

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25/06/2012 5:00 pm

Catholic Church ‘extremely concerned’ over further Welfare cuts

CSAN, the official social action agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales has said it is ‘extremely concerned’ over proposed further government cuts to child and housing benefits. 

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25/06/2012 4:50 pm

Welsh Archbishop affirms call to engage in the New Evangelisation

The Most Rev George Stack, Archbishop of Cardiff, has spoken of the importance of embracing the call to engage in the New Evangelisation.

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21/06/2012 7:03 pm

COMECE Statement on the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Rio +20

The President of COMECE, the Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Community, has issued a press statement on the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) Rio +20.

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18/06/2012 5:20 pm

New Guide to help with the Development of Youth Ministry

A new guide to help with the development of youth ministry has been published by the Catholic Youth Ministry Federation (CYMFed) on behalf of the Bishops' Conference's Department of Evangelisation and Catechesis. 

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12/06/2012 4:13 pm

Statement: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s Visit to the UK

Statement from Bishop Declan Lang of Clifton, Chair of the Bishops’ Conference Department of International Affairs, on Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's visit to the UK. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is the Chair of Burma's National League for Democracy.

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12/06/2012 11:20 am

Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales Responds to the Equal Civil Marriage Consultation

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has responded to the Government consultation on same-sex marriage. 

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11/06/2012 11:50 am

National Invitation to Venerate the Heart of St John Vianney

Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury invites Catholics throughout the country to converge on Liverpool to venerate the relic of the heart of St John Vianney.

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11/06/2012 11:05 am

Catholics Encouraged to Open their Homes to 2012 Athletes Families

The Catholic community is being asked to provide basic hospitality in their own homes for one or two members of a London 2012 athlete’s family.

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08/06/2012 1:15 pm

Bishops encourage parishes to take part in the Eucharistic Congress

The 50th International Eucharistic Congress will be hosted by the Archdiocese of Dublin from 10 - 17 June 2012. The Bishops of England and Wales have asked dioceses to mark this important event in the life of the Church, with periods of prayer and Eucharistic Adoration in their parishes on the weekends of 10/17 June 2012. Whether you can head across the Irish Sea to attend the conference or not, the Bishops of England and Wales are encouraging Catholic parishes to take part in this very special Congress.

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06/06/2012 12:00 pm

Papal Message for the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Pope Benedict XVI sends a message offering "warmest congratulations" to Queen Elizabeth II on the occasion of her Diamond Jubilee.

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05/06/2012 6:00 pm

Archbishop Celebrates Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

The Archbishop of Westminster, Vincent Nichols, has celebrated 5pm Mass in Westminster Cathedral to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. In his homily, he pointed to the Queen’s stillness and serenity during decades of domestic, social, educational, international, economic and political change. 

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31/05/2012 9:45 am

Christians Promoting Peace through the 2012 Olympic Games

Hundreds of people from all faiths and none will gather at St Martin’s-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square on the evening of Friday 8 June for a united vigil of prayer and reflection to launch the '100 days of peace' Olympic initiative.

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29/05/2012 1:20 pm

Catholic Prayers to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has requested that every parish celebrate a Mass with prayers to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II this Sunday 3 June - the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity.

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28/05/2012 9:13 am

Bishop Celebrates Ruby Jubilee on Feast of Pentecost

Bishop Tom Williams, Auxiliary Bishop of Liverpool, has celebrated 40 years as a priest and nine as a Bishop.

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23/05/2012 4:30 pm

Catholics Invited to lead 2012 Celebrations

With the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations coming up, More Than Gold, the churches’ joint 2012 charity, has partnered with the ecumenical agency Hope Together to encourage the Christian community to be at the heart of this summer’s parties and to actively build community.

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22/05/2012 11:35 am

Healthcare Workers Urged to Respond to Consultation on Personal Beliefs and Medical Practice

Bishop Tom Williams, Chairman of the Bishops' Conference Healthcare Reference Group, is urging Catholic healthcare professionals to respond to the General Medical Council (GMC) consultation on Personal Beliefs and Medical Practice.

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