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16/09/2014 11:25 am

Cardinal Vincent's Statement about the Death of David Haines

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of the Bishops' Conference, has issued the following statement on the killing of aid worker David Haines. The statement was released on 15 September 2014.

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15/09/2014 1:26 pm

Archbishop Peter Smith encourages Catholics to participate in survey on Religion and Belief in the Workplace

Archbishop Peter Smith, Vice President of the Bishops' Conference, has welcomed a survey conducted by the Equality and Human Rights Commission to seek people’s views on their experiences of religion and belief in the workplace and as the recipients of services.

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15/09/2014 11:01 am

Pope Francis appoints Monsignor Marcus Stock as new Bishop of Leeds

Pope Francis has appointed Monsignor Marcus Stock, currently the general secretary of the Bishops’ Conference, as Bishop of Leeds. He will be the 10th Bishop of Leeds. Mgr John Wilson has been diocesan administrator since former Bishop of Leeds, Archbishop Arthur Roche, left for Rome in 2012 to take up the position of secretary of the Congregation for the Divine Worship and the Sacraments in the Curia of the Holy See.

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11/09/2014 12:40 pm

Simplicity at the heart of Church growth

Results of a national Catholic evangelisation project published today give a unique insight into what is attracting people to the Catholic Faith. Beauty and art, using Catholic signs and symbols; use of everyday language and offering opportunities for a one-to-one with someone of faith, are just some of the simple and effective means and methods of evangelisation that have been identified through the work of the 'Crossing the Threshold' project.

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11/09/2014 12:05 pm

Bishop Kenney urges MPs to vote in favour of overseas aid legislation

Bishop William Kenney has joined other faith leaders in writing to The Guardian newspaper to support the International Development Spending target - Britain's commitment to spend 0.7% of national income on international aid.

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28 September: Day of Prayer for the Family Synod

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has asked that the Church sets aside a Day of Prayer on Sunday 28 September to pray for this autumn's Synod of Bishops gathering in Rome to discuss family life - particularly in the context of evangelisation. Here we have some suggested prayers for use during Mass and other liturgical celebrations.

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09/09/2014 11:22 am

Cardinal Vincent Nichols on Jim Dobbin MP

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of the Bishops' Conference, expresses his "profound sorrow" at the sudden death of Jim Dobbin MP and commends his life of "radical service".

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08/09/2014 8:09 pm

Bishops launch new document in support of Catholic education

The Catholic Education Service has announced the launch of a new document, revised and approved by the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales, celebrating the important impact that Catholic education has on our communities.

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08/09/2014 7:29 pm

Archbishop Peter Smith pays tribute to Jim Dobbin MP

Vice President of the Bishops' Conference, Archbishop Peter Smith, pays tribute to Jim Dobbin MP after his sudden death on 7 September 2014. 

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08/09/2014 8:50 am

The Reinterment of King Richard III

The Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster and the Archbishop of Canterbury will both be taking part in services in Leicester Cathedral to mark the reinterment of King Richard III. This means the most senior clergy of both the Catholic Church and the Church of England in this country will be present as the former monarch is laid to rest during a week of events from 22 – 28 March next year. 

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