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16/11/2012 12:01 pm

Resolution: Day of Prayer for Victims of Trafficking

The Bishops’ Conference commends the request to observe the Feast of St Josephine Bakhita - 8 February - as a Day of Prayer for Victims of Trafficking and those who work to combat it. 

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16/11/2012 12:01 pm

Resolution: Day of Prayer for Peace in the Middle East

Conscious of the civil war in Syria and its impact on neighbouring countries, as well as the continuing conflict in the Holy Land, the Bishops’ Conference asks that a day of prayer for peace in the Middle East be observed on 4 December 2012, the Feast of St John Damascene.

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16/11/2012 12:01 pm

Resolution: Same-sex Marriage

"Together with many people both within and beyond the faith communities of England and Wales we remain firmly opposed to the government's proposal to redefine marriage. We await the publication of the results of the public consultation and the government's response. At this time, we urge all who oppose the government's proposal to make their views known to their own member of parliament."

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16/11/2012 12:01 pm

Resolution: Living Wage

The Bishops’ Conference recognises that fair wages are essential to the common good of our society. In accordance with Catholic social teaching, and as part of its mission to support the poor and vulnerable, the Bishops’ Conference fully endorses the principle of the Living Wage and encourages Catholic organisations and charities in England and Wales to work towards its implementation.

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16/11/2012 10:05 am

Pilgrims Venerate Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa at St Chad's Cathedral, Birmingham

Large crowds of people venerated the Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa, the Black Madonna of Poland, during its short but memorable visit to the Metropolitan Cathedral and Basilica of St Chad, in Birmingham.

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13/11/2012 10:15 pm

Christians and Hindus: Forming the Young Generation into Peacemakers

The Holy See's Council for Interreligious Dialogue released a message of greeting to the world's Hindu communities marking the 2012 Diwali celebrations. 

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11/11/2012 7:00 pm

New Archbishop of Canterbury “a strong ally in the work of evangelisation"

The Most Reverend Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham, and Co-Chairman of ARCIC Three (the Anglican Roman-Catholic International Commission) issued a statement following the announcement that the Right Reverend Justin Welby, Bishop of Durham, will succeed Dr Rowan Williams as the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury. 

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08/11/2012 11:00 am

Statement: New Archbishop of Canterbury

The Mt Rev Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster and President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, has issued a statement in response to the announcement that Bishop Justin Welby, the current Bishop of Durham, will succeed Dr Rowan Williams as Archbishop of Canterbury.

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08/11/2012 6:28 pm

Archbishop Celebrates Mass for Association of Lourdes Pilgrimage Directors

The Most Reverend Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham, was the Principal Celebrant and Preacher at a special Votive Mass of Our Lady of Lourdes, for the Association of Lourdes Pilgrimage Directors of Great Britain, in the Metropolitan Cathedral and Basilica of St Chad, Birmingham, on Wednesday, 7 November.

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06/11/2012 10:50 am

Clones and Three-Parent Babies

Clones and Three-Parent Babies: Anscombe Bioethics Centre Guidance on HFEA Consultation on Mitochondrial Replacement. 

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