WYD 2016

World Youth Day 2016

World Youth Day 2016 takes place in Krakow, Poland, from 25 - 31 July. WYD events have been celebrated for three decades. In 1986, Pope St John Paul II began the tradition in St Peter’s Square, Rome, with a global youth celebration to which the entire Church was invited. Now, three decades later, Pope Francis will open the 21st gathering of what has become a worldwide youth phenomenon - the opportunity for a million plus Catholics to celebrate their faith with the Holy Father. Read more

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Trafficking: Dec 2014

'Taking the lead on human trafficking' was the second international conference of the Santa Marta Group. Police chiefs and Church representatives from across... Read more


Cardinal Nichols

In Rome on Saturday 22 February 2014, His Eminence Vincent Nichols was created a Cardinal by the Holy Father Pope Francis. In this section you'll be able to... Read more


Popes to Saints

Divine Mercy Sunday is a particularly special day in 2014 as 27 April will see two much-loved Popes made saints. John XXIII and John Paul II will be canonise... Read more

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Trafficking Conference

Here's the full web section for the second international combating human trafficking conference that took place in Rome between 9-10 April 2014. You can repl... Read more

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Papal Transition

On Wednesday, 13 March 2013, it was announced to the world that Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J., had been elected Pope Francis. Cardinal Proto-Deacon, J... Read more

1982 Visit


In the summer of 1982 His Holiness Pope John Paul II travelled to Great Britain for a historic six day tour that saw him greet and bless hundreds of thousand... Read more


Proclaim 15: Building Missionary Parishes

In 2015, we launched a significant evangelisation initiative called Proclaim ’15 to support, inspire and encourage new expressions of parish evangelisation. A project of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, it is designed to affirm the good work that is already being done by the Catholic community, and to provide resources and events to profile and develop new expressions of Catholic joy and missionary outreach. Read more