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06/12/2013 9:10 am

Bishop John Arnold's six-day visit to the Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan draws to a close

Today marks the final day of Bishop John Arnold's six-day visit to the Philippines where he witnessed first-hand the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan last month. 

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04/12/2013 8:47 am

A Day of Prayer for Syria and the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region

As a sign of solidarity with the peoples of the whole Middle East North Africa (MENA) region, the bishops of England and Wales have asked that the Catholic community mark 4 December as a day of prayer for all those suffering from injustice. 

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04/12/2013 11:00 am

Catholic Bible Sunday – 8 December 2013

Speaking ahead of Bible Sunday which falls in the Catholic calendar on 8 December 2013, Bishop Kieran Conry, Chair of the Bishops’ Department for Evangelisation and Catechesis, said: “Advent and Christmas can be times of great stress for many people, especially people on low income and with difficult personal relationships. Reading the bible offers an opportunity, first of all, to find a bit of calm space and a way of reflecting on what Christmas is supposed to be."

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02/12/2013 12:00 pm

Evangelii Gaudium Inspires National Gathering of Adult Formators

Catholic leaders in adult formation and catechesis from across England and Wales have met for a national gathering to explore how to respond practically to Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation concerning the proclamation of the Gospel in today’s world.

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01/12/2013 10:00 am

Great Lakes Peace and Reconciliation Initiative

For over 20 years, violence has traumatised the people of the Great Lakes Region of Africa. War and conflict across Burundi, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo has left millions dead and many more displaced. 

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26/11/2013 11:00 am

Bishops' Conference President Welcomes 'Evangelii Gaudium'

Archbishop Vincent Nichols, President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, has welcomed the publication of Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation 'Evangelii Gaudium': "This Apostolic Exhortation on the proclamation of the Gospel in today’s world is a challenge to everyone, without exception."

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26/11/2013 11:01 am

Pope Francis releases Evangelii Gaudium - The Joy of the Gospel

Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation 'Evangelii Gaudium', the Joy of the Gospel, has been officially presented to the public at a press conference in Rome. 

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26/11/2013 9:00 am

World not hostile to the Gospel Message, says Archbishop of Birmingham

At the Annual Civic Mass, celebrated on the Feast of Christ the King, 24 November, and the closing Sunday of the Year of Faith, the Archbishop of Birmingham said that fifty years on from the Second Vatican Council “We still need to look at the world not as an enemy that is indifferent or even hostile to the message of the Gospel but as the place where God’s salvation has already reached into people’ lives through the love of his Son Jesus Christ.” 

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25/11/2013 2:55 pm

New Coordinators for Syro-Malabar Chaplains and Chaplains serving the Italian Catholic Mission

Archbishop Vincent Nichols, as President of the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales, and with the unanimous agreement of the Bishops and Ordinaries of the Catholic Bishops Conference, has appointed Fr Thomas Parayadyil MST as the National Coordinator for the Syro-Malabar Catholic Chaplains and Fr Antonio Serra as the National Coordinator for Chaplains to the Mission for Italian Catholics for England and Wales.

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19/11/2013 11:27 am

The promotion of good governance and democracy in Africa

The Justice and Peace Coordination of the Bishops' Conferences of Africa (SECAM) met in Bujumbura, Burundi, to discuss the promotion of good governance and democracy across the continent.

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