28/12/2005

Pope Appoints Auxiliary Bishops for Southwark

Pope Benedict XVI appoints Father Paul Hendricks and Father Patrick Lynch, SS.CC as Auxiliary Bishops of the Archdiocese of Southwark.

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14/12/2005

Pope's message for World Day of Peace

Message of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI for the celebration of the World Day of Peace January 1 2006 In Truth, Peace

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09/12/2005

Homily from the Episcopal Ordination of Canon David McGough

Homily on the occasion of The Episcopal Ordination of Canon David McGough at St Chad's Cathedral Birmingham

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07/12/2005

Thirtieth Anniversary of Evangelii Nuntiandi

A national celebration in Westminster is being used to invite Catholics to re-visit and respond to one of the most important words in their faith vocabulary – “evangelise.”

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06/12/2005

Statement on Civil Partnerships

A statement by Archbishop Peter Smith on Civil Partnerships: "The introduction of civil partnerships as a legal institution is bound to have a significant and lasting cultural and social impact...

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06/12/2005

Archbishops of Westminster and Canterbury send messages of support to Gianna Jensen

Archbishops of Westminster and Canterbury send messages of support to Gianna Jensen

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06/12/2005

Cardinal welcomes new Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster

Pope Benedict XVI has today, Tuesday 6 December 2005, appointed Monsignor John Arnold as an Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster Diocese, assigning him the titular see of Lindisfarne.

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06/12/2005

Pope Appoints New Auxiliary Bishop

The Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, has appointed Monsignor John Arnold Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Westminster as Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster assigning him the titular see of Lindisfarne.

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29/11/2005

Special day of prayer for refugees and migrants

During Advent, the Catholic Church celebrates World Migration Day based on the message from the Holy Father. In England and Wales, the Bishops’ have set aside Saturday 3 December as the day of Special Prayer for Refugees and Migrants.

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28/11/2005

Cardinal to travel to Sri Lanka for Tsunami anniversary

The Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, will be travelling to Sri Lanka on Christmas Day to mark the anniversary of the tsunami and to inspect relief and reconstruction projects there.

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21/11/2005

New Bible document launched at British Library

Representatives from a number of Christian churches joined Catholics at the British Library on Friday for the launch of The Gift of Scripture, the new teaching document by the English & Welsh bishops and Scottish bishops.

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21/11/2005

Lecture by Fr Henry Wansbrough at The Gift of Scripture Launch

This is the lecture delivered by Father Henry Wansbrough at the launch of The Gift of Scripture at the British Library on 18 November 2005.

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18/11/2005

Bishop Roche expresses his shock at the shooting of a Police Officer

The Rt Rev Arthur Roche, Bishop of Leeds, expressed his shock at the tragic news of the events in Bradford on Friday.

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17/11/2005

Meeting of the Bishops Conference of England and Wales in Leeds: November 14 – 17

The Bishops of England and Wales met in Leeds last week for the first time since the election of Pope Benedict.

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11/11/2005

Closing address from Archbishop Kevin McDonald to the Dialogue, Today and Tomorrow Conference

Closing address from Archbishop Kevin McDonald, Chairman of Committee for Other Faiths and Committee for Catholic-Jewish Relations, to the Dialogue, Today and Tomorrow conference at Westminster Cathedral Hall on November 10.

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11/11/2005

Keynote address by Dr Jean-Marie Gaudeul to the Dialogue Today and Tommorow Conference

Keynote address by Dr Jean-Marie Gaudeul, Advisor to the French Bishops' Conference on Islamic affairs, to the Dialogue today and tomorrow conference at Westminster Cathedral Hall on 10 November.

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11/11/2005

Opening address of Archbishop Kevin McDonald at the Dialogue Today and Tomorrow Conference

Opening address of Archbishop Kevin McDonald, Chairman of Committee for Other Faiths and Committee for Catholic-Jewish Relations, at the Dialogue Today and Tomorrow Conference at Heythrop College, London, on 9 November.

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09/11/2005

Comment from Archbishop Smith on publication of the latest Joffe Bill

No–one should be under any illusion about what lies behind this latest proposed Bill by Lord Joffe. It is the first step in a concerted campaign to legalise euthanasia. A law which allows doctors to help patients kill themselves is only a short step away from a law allowing doctors to kill them.

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09/11/2005

Prof John Haldane appointed Consultor to Pontifical Council for Culture

The Holy Father has appointed Prof John Haldane to the prestigious role of Consultor to the Pontifical Council for Culture.

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08/11/2005

Graduates begin third Parliamentary Internship Scheme

Three young graduates, chosen to take part in the third Parliamentary Internship Scheme, started work this month at the House of Commons.

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