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10/01/2013 4:20 pm

Bishop's Message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees

Bishop Patrick Lynch, Auxiliary Bishop of Southwark and the Catholic Church's lead bishop on migration, offers this message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. It is celebrated this year on Sunday, 13 January 2013.

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10/01/2013 2:36 pm

Quarr Abbey Appoints New Prior Administrator

Father Xavier Perrin has been appointed to succeed Father Finbar Kealy as Prior Administrator of Quarr Abbey. He will take up this new appointment in May.

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10/01/2013 9:30 am

Holy Land Co-ordination Final Communiqué 2013

Since the Bishops of the Holy Land Co-ordination gathered in January 2012, the people in this region have lived through dark and dramatic events: conflict in Gaza and southern Israel; civil war in Syria, which has resulted in huge numbers of refugees pouring into other countries and putting an enormous strain on their resources; and increasing polarisation within Israel and Palestine. These developments have caused profound anxiety for all in this region, for the Israelis, Palestinians, Jews, Muslims, and particularly for the dwindling Christian population.

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09/01/2013 9:23 am

Archbishop's tribute to new General Secretary of COMECE

The Archbishop of Birmingham has paid tribute to Fr Patrick Daly, former Parish Priest at SS Peter and Paul in Wolverhampton, as he moves to Brussels to take up his appointment as General Secretary of COMECE – the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community.

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08/01/2013 6:53 pm

Cardinal speaks of encountering God through others

In the latest in our 'Year of Faith' video series, His Eminence Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor shares two moments when he has encountered God through other people.

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08/01/2013 9:20 am

Welfare Up-rating Bill will ‘hurt the poorest’ warns Church’s social action arm

CSAN (Caritas Social Action Network), the social action arm of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, has warned that the Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill will ‘hurt the poorest individuals and families in our society’ by capping benefit increases significantly below inflation.

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07/01/2013 5:40 pm

Bishop Lang Speaks to BBC from Holy Land

The Right Rev Declan Lang is visiting the Holy Land with bishops from across Europe and North America and was interviewed by presenter Trevor Fry on BBC Radio Bristol on Sunday, 6 January. 

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07/01/2013 2:50 pm

Ordination to the priesthood of Father David Doran

The Most Reverend Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham, presided and preached at the Ordination to the Sacred Priesthood of Father David Doran of the Archdiocese of Birmingham, on the Eve of the Epiphany, Saturday, 5 January. 

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07/01/2013 12:45 pm

Archbishop Patrick Kelly announces his intention to retire

In a letter to the priests of the Archdiocese of Liverpool the Most Reverend Patrick Kelly, Archbishop of Liverpool, has announced his intention to retire and, in accordance with the Canon Law of the Roman Catholic Church, has offered his resignation to Pope Benedict XVI. 

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04/01/2013 12:28 pm

Pope: Interreligious Dialogue Necessary for Peace in the World

In one of his final speeches of 2012, the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI described dialogue between religions as a "duty for Christians as well as other religious communities". In his annual address to members of the Papal household and the Holy See's administrative staff, 21 December, the Pope said: "It is necessary to learn to accept the other in his otherness and the otherness of his thinking. To this end, the shared responsibility for justice and peace must become the guiding principle of the conversation."

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