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Pope Celebrates Mass for 50th Anniversary of Vatican II and Opening of the Year of Faith

According to the Holy See Press Office, 80 Cardinals, 16 Council Fathers, eight Patriarchs of the Eastern Churches, 191 Archbishops and Bishops participating in the XIII Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, together with 104 Presidents of Episcopal Conferences from throughout the world participated. 

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08/10/2012 5:30 pm

Anscombe Bioethics Centre Response on Nobel Prize for Stem Cell Work

This Nobel prize recognises a great scientific breakthrough but it is equally an achievement of great ethical significance. This technique offers hope of progress in stem cell research without relying on the unethical destruction of human embryos...

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05/10/2012 5:30 pm

Preview Of Evangelisation Gathering At The Vatican

As hundreds of delegates arrive in Rome this weekend for a worldwide gathering on evangelisation with the Pope, a bishop attendee from England and Wales reflects on his expectations for the meeting. 

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04/10/2012 3:15 pm

Pope looks to Social Networks as 'New Spaces for Evangelisation'

As the Church's 'Year of Faith' begins, the Holy Father has chosen to focus on the power of social networking platforms like Facebook and Twitter as digital tools of evangelisation. 

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03/10/2012 11:10 am

Archbishop Longley Appointed Chairman of Special Commission on Overseas Seminaries

Archbishop Bernard Longley has been appointed Chairman of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales Special Commission on Overseas Seminaries. The Commission of three bishops are responsible for the Venerable English College and the Beda College in Rome. Also St Alban’s College, Valladolid in Spain. 

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01/10/2012 6:45 pm

Archbishop Launches Year of Faith Video Testimonies

The Most Rev Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, is the first to feature in a new series of bishops' video testimonies to celebrate the Year of Faith which begins on 11 October.

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01/10/2012 4:55 pm

Religious are an essential part of the Church

Speaking to a conference organised by the Religious Life Institute in London, Archbishop Joseph Tobin said that “religious orders are not simply an adornment of the Church they are an essential part of it.” 

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01/10/2012 4:30 pm

But, how do you know if you have a vocation?

Sixteen new men recently arrived in Allen Hall, Chelsea as new seminarians, preparing for the Roman Catholic priesthood. The new intake brings the number of men preparing for the priesthood at Allen Hall to 57, up from 46 in 2010 and a decade of increasing numbers.

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01/10/2012 3:15 pm

The Challenges of Evangelisation in Europe

Bishops’ message and statement at the end of the Plenary Assembly of the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences held in St Gallen, Switzerland – in the organisation’s offices – on the occasion of the 1,400th anniversary of Saint Gall’s arrival in the city

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01/10/2012 8:30 am

Bishop: Be Mindful of the Needs of Those Suffering from Depression

Bishop Richard Moth, Catholic Bishop of the Forces and Lead Bishop for the Mental Health Project offers his reflection on World Mental Health Day 2012. 

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