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04/04/2018 4:00 pm

Conference to celebrate almost half a millennium of pioneering Catholic Education

Ushaw College is marking the 450th anniversary of its predecessor institution - the English College at Douai - with a special conference to celebrate the extraordinary, pioneering Catholic education that it has provided over the centuries.

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09/04/2018 4:00 pm

Rt Rev Paul Swarbrick Ordained Seventh Bishop of Lancaster

Apostolic Administrator Bishop Michael Campbell, in his homily, assured the priests and people of the Diocese of Lancaster that they are "receiving a bishop [in Bishop Paul Swarbrick] who will be ministering in faith to a people of faith and as their Chief Shepherd will pass on what has come down from the Apostles." 

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09/04/2018 11:00 am

Pope Francis releases Apostolic Exhortation on 'The Call to Holiness in Today's World'

The Holy Father Pope Francis has released the Apostolic Exhortation 'Gaudete et Exsultate' on the call to holiness in today's world. Its goal is "to repropose the call to holiness in a practical way for our own time." 

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16/04/2018 1:58 pm

Bishop Lang: Our mission is to promote international solidarity and challenge indifference to others

Bishop Declan Lang of Clifton, Chair of the Bishops' Conference Department for International Affairs, has given an address to European and African bishops about the mission of the Church in context with the challenges of globalisation. 

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17/04/2018 1:47 am

Bishops send prayers and good wishes to Her Majesty the Queen

On behalf of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, Cardinal Vincent Nichols has sent prayers and good wishes to Her Majesty the Queen and those who participated in the Heads of Government Meeting. 

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17/04/2018 10:48 am

Bishops pray for peace in the Middle East

The Bishops of England and Wales are praying for peace in the Middle East as they gather for their plenary meeting in Leeds this week.

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18/04/2018 9:45 pm

Bishop welcomes decline of death sentences and executions

The lead Bishop for International Affairs, Bishop Declan Lang, has welcomed the decline of the death penalty across the world and called on Catholics to help “make this the generation that ends capital punishment for good.”

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18/04/2018 10:48 pm

Bishop welcomes UK government's apology to so-called Windrush generation

Bishop Paul McAleenan, Chair of the Office for Migration Policy, has welcomed the UK government's apology for challenging the residency status of undocumented members of the so-called Windrush generation. 

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18/04/2018 2:30 pm

Statement on the case of Alfie Evans from the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales

Our hearts go out to the parents of Alfie Evans and our prayers are for him and with them as they try to do all they can to care for their son. We affirm our conviction that all those who are and have been taking the agonising decisions regarding the care of Alfie Evans act with integrity and for Alfie’s good as they see it.

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20/04/2018 11:59 am

Bishops' Plenary Meeting - April 2018

The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales met for the first of their bi-annual plenary meetings of 2018. Here you can read or download the statements and resolutions from the meeting that took place at Hinsley Hall in the Diocese of Leeds from 16 - 19 April 2018.

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