New Apostolic Administrator appointed for the Falkland Islands Prefecture

The Dicastery for Evangelisation has appointed Father Tom Thomas as Apostolic Administrator of the Prefecture of the Falkland Islands. Father Thomas, a priest of the Rosminian order serving as Rector and Parish Priest of St Etheldreda’s in central London, takes over as Apostolic Administrator of the Prefecture whilst continuing his work in the parish. Read more.

Archbishop gives thanks for the “gift of two new bishops”

On the Memorial of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Archbishop Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham, has ordained two new auxiliary bishops in St Chad’s Cathedral. Read more.

Cardinal welcomes Instrumentum laboris for October’s Synod

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, has issued a statement welcoming the Instrumentum laboris, the working document that will guide the work of the second session of the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod that will be held in Rome from 2 – 27 October. Read more.

Care of Creation

Pope Francis released his message for the 2024 World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, and appeals for humanity’s conversion so that we acknowledge the disastrous effects of war and set ethical limits on the development of artificial intelligence. Read more.

Podcast: Hospices “help you live until you die”

With this year’s Day for Life taking as it’s theme care at the end of life, it is fitting that this Catholic News podcast, produced in partnership with the Centre for the Art of Dying Well, goes behind the scenes at St Joseph’s Hospice in Hackney, East London, to challenge stereotypes and find out how they provide high quality patient-centred care for the dying person.

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Hospices “help you live until you die”

Called to be Peacemakers

The Bishops of our International Affairs department have released a new document offering a Catholic approach to arms control and disarmament titled Called to be Peacemakers. It argues that if Catholics are to take up the call to stand as peacemakers in our troubled world, an integral part of this mission involves working to limit the proliferation of weapons and to advance the cause of global disarmament. The document stresses that every human life lost to violence and conflict is a tragedy for our universal family. Read online or download a PDF version below.

New Lectionary – Advent 2024

A new edition of the Lectionary, the book which contains the readings which are proclaimed at Mass, will come into use in England and Wales on the First Sunday of Advent 2024.

For information and resources on the new Lectionary, visit the dedicated section in our What’s On area.

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Ecumenical Pilgrimage to Tower of London on the Eve of The Feast of St Peter and St Paul, concluding with Choral Evensong