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27/02/2017 9:23 am

Podcasts: Join us on 'Our Lenten Voyage'

For this year's Lenten audio series, we've teamed up with Apostleship of the Sea, the bishops' agency that looks after the practical and pastoral care of seafarers to bring you insightful weekly reflections from port chaplain Father Colum Kelly. Father Colum's based out of Immingham - a port on the south west bank of the Humber Estuary near Grimsby. 

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23/02/2017 6:16 pm

Bishop Kenney echoes South Sudan Bishops' call for humanitarian assistance for the conflict and famine hit country

Bishop William Kenney, auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham, has called on the world to wake-up to the man made humanitarian disaster playing out in famine-torn South Sudan - a country he visited in 2012.

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23/02/2017 5:30 pm

Pope Francis appeals for ‘suffering South Sudan'

Pope Francis has appealed for the hard-hit people of South Sudan, “where a fratricidal conflict is compounded by a severe food crisis which has hit the Horn of Africa region and condemns to death by starvation millions of people, including many children”. 

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23/02/2017 11:00 am

Together to witness Christ in Europe: CCEE-CEC Joint Committee meets in Paris

On 20 and 21 February in Paris, the Joint Committee of the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (CCEE) and the Conference of European Churches (CEC) met to reflect on 45 years of ecumenical cooperation between the two organisations and to explore new ways of cooperating.

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14/02/2017 12:00 pm

Statement in Response to the Secretary of State for Justice’s Speech on Criminal Justice Reform

Bishop Richard Moth, Liaison Bishop for Prisons, responds to the recent speech by the Secretary of State for Justice on Criminal Justice Reform.

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12/02/2017 4:00 pm

Cardinal Nichols urges Government to work with renewed vigour to assist unaccompanied child refugees

President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, Cardinal Vincent Nichols has called for the Government to work with renewed vigour to assist vulnerable, unaccompanied child refugees. 

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06/02/2017 1:04 pm

National Marriage Week and New Guidelines for the Preparation of Couples for Marriage

Marriage Week runs from 7 - 14 February 2017. In response to the Pope’s call in Amoris Laetitia, and as a fruit of several years’ work, the Bishops' Conference has published ‘Guidelines for the Preparation of Couples for Marriage’. 

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01/02/2017 12:54 pm

Catholic and Anglican bishops come together for joint meeting

Catholic and Anglican bishops have engaged in a joint meeting to foster spiritual communion; to identify and develop programmes of joint witness and mission and to remain informed about the formal dialogue of ARCIC (Anglican-Roman Catholic Commissions). 

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26/01/2017 4:00 pm

Shocking statistics on prison suicide demand government action on reform

Bishop Richard Moth has called on government to redouble its efforts on prison reform following today’s report from the Ministry of Justice stating that suicides in prisons across England and Wales reached their highest ever number last year.

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24/01/2017 10:00 am

Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for World Communications Day

As has become the tradition, on the Feast of St. Francis de Sales the Holy Father publishes a Message for World Communications Day, celebrated on the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord. This year's theme is "'Fear not, for I am with you' (Is 43.5) Communicating Hope and Trust in our Time".

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