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August 27, 2021
 A Liverpool priest has described how he saw his life was flashing before his eyes like “a drowning man” the moment he was told that Pope Francis wanted to appoint him as an auxiliary bishop of his home diocese. Canon Thomas Neylon said that although he was summoned to London see Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti, the
August 20, 2021
Catholics should pray for the people of Afghanistan in the confidence that Jesus Christ will never abandon them, a bishop has said. Bishop Declan Lang, chairman of the Department of International Affairs of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, issued a statement as the Taliban regained control of Kabul, the capital, immediately following the
June 23, 2021
“At the centre of our work is ensuring that victims and survivors voices are heard,” Afzal said. “This refreshed Survivor Reference Panel is one important part of our overall engagement with victims and survivors, who we will seek to engage with in a number of different ways.”
May 17, 2021
Nazir Afzal, the newly appointed Chair of the Bishops' safeguarding agency, says, "“The Catholic Church has recognised the failures of the past and the need to put things right. This is what attracted me to the role."
February 11, 2021
The Bishops of England and Wales have called for society to "cultivate kindness" in its treatment of the sick after a year of pain and suffering.
February 03, 2021
As opposition parties in Tigray warn of a "humanitarian disaster", Bishop Paul Swarbrick has called on the UK government to increase its support for the people of the Ethiopian region.
January 26, 2021
The Select Committee report also urges the government to bring private lenders on board with the debt suspension scheme and calls on the government to consider debt-cancellation options for low- and middle-income countries.
January 12, 2021
The National Tribunal Service is to be established following a 2019-2020 review chaired by Ian Elliott, which the bishops commissioned into safeguarding practices and processes within the Catholic Church.
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