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Bishop calls on MPs to end indefinite detention

Migration 20/02/2019 12:00 pm Original author: Steve
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Cardinal Vincent: SEIDs gives ‘refreshing vision’ on work

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Cardinal Vincent has officially launched the SEIDs (social, enterprise, idea, design) strategy at the SEIDs hub in Wembley, saying that the heart of business should always be about people, not wealth. He echoed the words of Pope Francis, saying that things can be seen most clearly when we look at...
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Appointment of the apostolic administrator sede vacante of the eparchy of Saint Vladimir-Le-Grand de Paris of the Ukrainians, France

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Vatican 19/02/2019 8:00 am The Holy Father appointed as apostolic administrator sede vacante of the eparchy of Saint Vladimir-Le-Grand de Paris of the Ukrainians, France, H.E. Msgr. Hlib Borys Sviatoslav Lonchyna. bishop of the eparchy of Holy Family of London of the Ukrainians, Great Britain. H.E. Msgr. Kyr Hlib Borys...
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Actor of the Newman Cause on the second miracle required for John Henry Newman's sainthood

Cardinal Newman 14/02/2019 4:52 pm Father Ignatius Harrison, Provost of the Birmingham Oratory and Actor of the Newman Cause has greeted, with great joy, the news that Cardinal John Henry Newman will be declared a saint and revealed more about the second miracle required for sainthood. With great joy we...
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Cardinal hopes every parish priest will "hold his head high today knowing Cardinal Newman is declared a saint"

Cardinal John Henry Newman
News 13/02/2019 12:57 pm On Tuesday 12 February 2019 Pope Francis cleared the way for the canonisation of the much-loved educationalist Cardinal John Henry Newman. The Pope received Cardinal Angelo Becciu, the Prefect of the Vatican Congregation for the Causes of Saints, and authorised him to promulgate two decrees on...
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Cardinal calls on governments to keep their promises to victims of human trafficking

Human Trafficking 12/02/2019 10:01 am Cardinal Vincent Nichols called on all governments to act upon their commitments to assist victims of human trafficking at the conclusion of the Santa Marta Group conference for Latin America, held in Buenos Aires. Over 100 countries signed the United Nations Palermo Protocol which calls...
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Cardinal: Recognise that we are part of the ‘chain of supply and demand’ that enslaves victims of human trafficking

Cardinal Nichols with the mother of a victim of human trafficking in Argentina
Cardinal Vincent Nichols has preached a homily in Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires highlighting how close we stand to the scourge of human trafficking by being “part of the demand met by modern day slaves”. Talking of the victims of this abhorrent crime, Cardinal Nichols said: "Their fate is not distant...
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St Paul VI added to liturgical calendar

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Liturgy 11/02/2019 2:00 pm In a Decree dated 25 January 2019 the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments add St Paul VI to the General Roman Calendar on 29 May as an Optional Memorial. The Decree cites the achievements of his pontificate. Among these initiatives we...
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The struggle against human trafficking must focus on the protection of the vulnerable person, says Cardinal

Cardinal Vincent, Argentine Commissioner of Police Nestor Roncaglia and mothers of trafficked children in Buenos Aires
In the keynote address at the Santa Marta Latin American conference in Buenos Aires on 9 February, Cardinal Vincent emphasised the centrality of upholding human dignity in the fight against human trafficking. "Our commitment to the struggle against human trafficking, as we see developing here, lies in our commitment to...
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Cardinal: Recognise that we are part of the ‘chain of supply and demand’ that enslaves victims of human trafficking

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Cardinal Vincent Nichols has preached a homily in Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires highlighting how close we stand to the scourge of human trafficking by being “part of the demand met by modern day slaves”. Talking of the victims of this abhorrent crime, Cardinal Nichols said: "Their fate is not distant...
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Pope Francis' Message for the World Day of the Sick

Bishop O'Toole gives blessing at Mass for Sick and Elderly
“You received without payment; give without payment” (Mt 10:8) These are the words spoken by Jesus when sending forth his apostles to spread the Gospel, so that his Kingdom might grow through acts of gratuitous love. On the XXVII World Day of the Sick, to be solemnly celebrated on 11...
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Pope WYD Panama: Homily at concluding Mass - full text

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Sunday, Jan. 27, was the final day of the World Youth Day in Panama City. Pope Francis celebrated an open-air Holy Mass at the capital’s Metro Park to conclude the WYD. Please find below the full text of the Pope's homily. Metro Park, 27 January 2019 “The eyes of all...
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Pope Francis in UAE Day 1: East meets West

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Vatican 04/02/2019 12:00 pm It’s certainly not the first time Pope Francis engages in dialogue with the Muslim world. He has been welcomed by Jordan’s King in Amman and visited some of Islam’s most sacred sites, including the Al-Aqsa mosque in the Holy Land and the Blue Mosque in Turkey....
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Pope Francis appoints Bishop Robert Byrne as the fourteenth Bishop of Hexham & Newcastle

Bishop Robert Byrne outside St Chad's Cathedral
The Holy See today announced that Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Robert Byrne as Bishop of the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle. Bishop Byrne succeeds The Right Reverend Séamus Cunningham, who has been Bishop of the Diocese since 2009. Bishop Byrne will be the fourteenth Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle....
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Cardinal Nichols welcomes inquiry into Christian persecution

Cardinal Nichols speaks at the launch of an independent report into Christian persecution
Christian Persecution 30/01/2019 1:32 pm Cardinal Nichols welcomed the launch of the independent inquiry into Christian persecution around the world, ordered by the government, at a meeting today in London with the Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and the Bishop of Truro, Rt Rev Philip Mountstephen, who will be leading the...
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WYD Panama: Pope tells young detainees 'We are more than labels'

You know you’ve arrived at the prison when you turn a corner and suddenly come up against a 12-foot high concrete wall topped with rolls of barbed wire. Through the guarded security gates you catch a glimpse of low buildings all painted different colours. They call it a Detention Centre....
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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Christian Unity 18/01/2019 11:00 am The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is traditionally observed from the 18 - 25 January – the octave of St. Peter and St. Paul. However, some areas observe it at Pentecost or some other time. Resources for 2019 have been prepared by Christians from...
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Pope to youth at WYD Panama: the Church isn’t “cool”–it’s “love"

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The party began at dawn. As the sun rose over the Panama Canal, colourful groups of flag-waving, singing, swinging, World Youth Day pilgrims were already on the march. Their destination: the 2.5km-long Coastal Beltway, called the Cinta Costera, that flanks the Pacific Ocean on one side, and the Panama City...
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Pope Francis' speech at WYD 2019 opening ceremony

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Pope Francis on Thursday presided over the Official Welcome and Opening Ceremony of World Youth Day 2019. Addressing the crowds gathered in a specially organized open area along Panama City's Coastal Belt, he encouraged them to nurture the culture of encounter that has made the event possible. Please find below...
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WYD in Panama: Pope Francis calls Panama “a land of dreams”

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A quote from a South American revolutionary, the words of a popular prayer, and the verse of a poem by a national hero. That’s how Pope Francis chose to address Panama’s President, decision-makers, and members of the Diplomatic Corps, in his first public discourse since arriving in this Central American...
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