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01/06/2016 12:00 pm

Sport and Human Rights

The following article was first published in The Catholic Universe, Friday 27 April, in it Bishop Declan Lang calls on sports fans to take a stand against the human rights abuses that often accompany international tournaments.

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27/05/2016 12:00 pm

Dialogue between Faith communities and the State crucial to face today’s challenges

Cardinal Vincent Nichols called for a broadening of a constructive dialogue between secular authorities and communities of faith to meet today’s challenges, at a symposium on Thomas Becket at Lambeth Palace today, so our multiple and complex identities and loyalties can be brought together, rather than separated out to meet the challenges we face.

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26/05/2016 5:00 pm

Caritas Europa: Pope Francis’ dream of Europe can be a reality!

In the light of Pope Francis’ dream of Europe, the Caritas Europa Regional Conference 2016 calls on European leaders to join forces with people, civil society organisations and churches to build an inclusive and outward looking Europe.

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26/05/2016 8:00 am

Catholic Bishops and Scholars from Europe and the United States Renew Efforts on Nuclear Disarmament

On May 24 and 25, 40 bishops, Catholic scholars, and policy specialists from nine countries gathered in London to identify issues that need to be addressed to create the conditions for a world without nuclear weapons, especially largely unexamined theological and moral issues. The meeting, which included a public event as well private meetings, also highlighted policy issues on which religious leaders and ethicists have a comparative advantage or can make a distinctive contribution.

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24/05/2016 4:35 pm

Evolving Catholic approaches to the nuclear question

Bishop Declan Lang called for an end to all nuclear weapons as he welcomed delegates to a conference on nuclear proliferation, deterrence and disarmament in London on Tuesday 24 May.

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Contemporary Catholicism in England and Wales

In response to the findings of the St Mary’s University, Twickenham statistical report on ‘Contemporary Catholicism in England and Wales’ based on recent British Social Attitudes survey data, the Bishop Chair of the Department for Evangelisation and Catechesis, Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, Bishop Mark O’Toole has said: "The Church is committed to reaching out to those who are seeking meaning in their lives and helping them discover the joy of an encounter with Christ"

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23/05/2016 12:00 pm

Cardinal Bo - Burma's first Cardinal

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo looks at ease, sharing a warm smile as he settles into a rather unforgiving hard-backed chair in the radio studio at the Bishops' Conference. He's nearing the end of a two-week visit to England. Today it's our turn to learn more about Burma (or is it Myanmar?) from the man who, in February 2015, was elevated to the rank of cardinal by Pope Francis.

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19/05/2016 4:00 pm

Burma's first Cardinal - Don't expect a functioning democracy overnight

Burma is emerging from half a century of brutal military dictatorship during which successive regimes plundered the country's economy, decimated the health and education systems, instigated civil wars with ethnic minorities, and deliberately inflamed inter-religious tensions.

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18/05/2016 10:00 am

Catholic Church response to the Queen’s Speech

Bishop Richard Moth and a spokesperson for the Bishops' Conference comment on the today's, 18 May, Queen's Speech in light of announcements on prison reform legislation and counter-extremism legislation.

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17/05/2016 12:00 pm

Pope: World Mission Day calls us to missionary discipleship

Pentecost Sunday provided Pope Francis with the occasion to release his annual Message for World Mission Sunday, set to take place later this year, on the third Sunday of October.

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