The inaugural World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly falls on Sunday 25 July 2021. Pope Francis has given it the theme “I am with you always” from the Gospel of Matthew (Mt 28: 30).
This Guidance is offered to the Dioceses of England and Wales as the country moves into Step 4 of the Government's Covid-19 Response Roadmap - from 19 July 2021.
Read a statement from the Catholic Bishops of England on attendance at Mass on a Sunday and the Sunday Obligation.
A new organisation made up of survivors of clerical abuse is to be set up to advise the Catholic bishops on safeguarding matters within the Church as part of wide-ranging child protection reforms.
We are now offering to the Dioceses of England and Wales, this updated Covid-19 guidance as the country moves into Step 4 of the Government’s Covid-19 Response Roadmap. It is important to reiterate that for Step 4, the general principles of continuing to create a safe environment in places of worship and their ancillary buildings are not abandoned. Indeed, the way forward must be a collective endeavour of all involved in the daily life of the Catholic Church in England and Wales. Read more.
Read a statement from the Catholic Bishops of England on attendance at Mass on a Sunday and the Sunday Obligation. More.
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales accepted the Recommendations of the IICSA Report in November 2020. This response shows how the Catholic Church is addressing the seven recommendations. You can download the response document – a Recommendations Action Plan – below and you can also read an introductory cover letter from the Chair of the Catholic Council for IICSA, Baroness Nuala O’Loan.
For all the reports and responses from the Church to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) visit our dedicated section.
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