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26/10/2012 9:25 am

Archbishop McDonald's message for Eid al-Adha

The Mt Rev Kevin McDonald, Archbishop Emeritus of Southwark, has recorded a message for Eid al-Adha broadcast on the Islam Channel. Eid al-Adha is an important Isalmic festival. It is the latter of the two Eid holidays - the other being Eid al-Fitr.

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24/10/2012 2:40 pm

Bishop of Lancaster on Vatican Radio

The Rt Rev Michael Campbell OSA, Bishop of Lancaster, is taking part in the Synod of Bishops on new evangelisation. During a break in the busy schedule, he took a few minutes to talk to Vatican Radio’s Philippa Hitchen about life in his diocese in the North West, the initiative ‘The Light Is On For You’ and about his hopes for the outcome of the three-week encounter.

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19/10/2012 8:50 am

Bishop Kieran Conry's Written Intervention

The Rt Rev Kieran Conry made an intervention “In Scriptis” to the Synod of Bishops on New Evangelisation meeting in Rome on Thursday, 18 October 2012.

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18/10/2012 2:30 pm

His Beatitude Torkom Manoogian II, Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem

Following the death of the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem, His Beatitude Torkom Manoogian II, the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales has written to the Vicar General of the Patriarchate to offer the Bishops' "heartfelt condolences".

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18/10/2012 9:50 am

Pope to send Delegation to Syria

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Secretary of State for the Holy See, has announced Pope Benedict XVI will be sending a delegation to Syria to express, in the name of the Pope and the entire Church, "fraternal solidarity with the entire population".

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16/10/2012 5:45 pm

Archbishop Bernard Longley's Synod Intervention

The Archbishop of Birmingham, the Most Rev Bernard Longley, has made a key intervention at the XIII Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, in Rome, on the theme 'The New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith'. 

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16/10/2012 11:45 am

40,000 lapel crosses and prayer cards distributed for the Year of Faith

Bishop Seamus Cunningham has celebrated an opening Mass for the Year of Faith in Hexham and Newcastle and distributed crosses and prayer cards for the 180 parishes in the diocese.

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14/10/2012 3:11 pm

World Mission Sunday

‘Faith changes everything’. This is the theme of this year’s World Mission Sunday campaign in England and Wales and features the work of St Anthony’s orphanage in Zambia which is run by Religious Sisters.

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14/10/2012 2:50 pm

British Ambassador attends memorial Mass for victims of 2002 Bali bombings

The British Ambassador to the Holy See, H E Nigel Baker MVO, OBE, attended a special 10th Anniversary Memorial Mass for the victims of the 12 October 2002 Bali Bombings and their families, in Rome.

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12/10/2012 2:53 pm

Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople on 50th anniversary of Vatican II

At the invitation of Pope Benedict XVI, His All-Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople delivered an address in St Peter's Square, on 11 October, marking the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Second Vatican Council. 

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