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21/11/2006

Bishops Call on Government to Decommission Nuclear Weapons

The very existence of nuclear weapons has always posed grave moral questions. Their uniquely destructive power means that they belong in a different category from any other weapons; this has always been recognised in the particular attention with which they have been regarded by the Holy See and by our own Bishops’ Conference.

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21/11/2006

Bishop Kenney calls on Government to support International Treaty banning cluster munitions

Alongside other faith leaders, the new auxiliary bishop of Birmingham, the Right Reverend William Kenney, has urged the Government to support an international treaty banning cluster munitions, warheads that scatter scores of smaller bombs.

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14/11/2006

Message for World Migration Day

The following message is from Bishop Patrick O’Donoghue, Chairman of the Office for Refugee Policy, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales:

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08/11/2006

Cardinal welcomes International Finance Facility for Immunisation

The first step to raise funds for a mass immunisation programme for children in the developing world was taken at a ceremony held in London on Tuesday, November 7th 2006, attended by the Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown and representatives of Britain's faith groups.

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31/10/2006

Church Affirms The Importance Of Remembrance

Remembering the dead is of fundamental importance if the living are to find lasting peace and come to terms with their own deaths, said the Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor.

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31/10/2006

Pastoral Letter on Remembrance Sunday

As Remembrance Sunday comes round again next weekend, we renew our gratitude to those who risked life and limb in wars and conflicts to protect our country and preserve the values we cherish most dearly. As each year goes by, sadly more and more people are added to our prayers: servicemen and women who have given their today that we might have our tomorrow.

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31/10/2006

Symposium to explore the spirituality of marriage and family life

Families are holy, even in the midst of crisis, tension, and difficulty concluded participants at Releasing Formidable Energy, a symposium to explore the spirituality of marriage and family life, held between 20 - 22 October at St Cuthbert’s College, Ushaw, near Durham.

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26/10/2006

Statement by Archbishop Vincent Nichols on Education and Inspection Bill

I welcome the decision by the Secretary of State for Education and Skills not to table an amendment to the Education and Inspection Bill concerning the planning of future faith schools.

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18/10/2006

Jesus is the answer to consumer lifestyle

Jesus Christ is the answer to the stresses and strains of modern life, the Archbishop of Birmingham said last weekend.

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10/10/2006

Interview with Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor

Following his 30 minute private audience with Pope Benedict XVI, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor speaks at length with Rome based journalist, Gerard O’Connell.

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