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AoS visits crew after ship sustains gash to its side
AoS visits crew after ship sustains gash to its side

The Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) visited the crew of a huge cargo ship after the vessel sustained a 13 foot hole in its side when it hit a concrete quay wall. The incident occurred on March 25 while the ship was leaving its berth in Southampton. Fortunately no one was injured. Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) Southampton assistant port chaplain Peter Morgan had visited the ship's crew

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Leader sought for Catholics in Scouting
Leader sought for Catholics in Scouting

The Scout Association is the country's largest mixed voluntary youth movement with over half a million members and is part of a worldwide movement of 40 million people. The Association is looking for a new volunteer leader for the group which supports Catholics in Scouting. Bishop Richard Moth, Liaison Bishop for Scouts, and Fr Jonathan How, National Catholic Scout

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 Southwark: Lutheran-Catholic Commemoration of Reformation at St George's Cathedral
Southwark: Lutheran-Catholic Commemoration of Reformation at St George's Cathedral

A joint commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation was held on Sunday at St George's Roman Catholic Cathedral Southwark, hosted by the Archbishop of Southwark, the Most Reverend Peter Smith. The Archbishop of Birmingham and Chair of the Bishops' Conference Department of Dialogue and Unity, the Most Reverend Bernard Longley, and Bishop Martin Lind,

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Cardinal Nichols: As Christians we must avoid hatred or retaliation
Cardinal Nichols: As Christians we must avoid hatred or retaliation

During a Mass offered for the victims of the London attacks, Cardinal Vincent Nichols spoke of the darkness experienced by those who suffer and mourn. "We know this experience," he said. "It's very immediate and very painful for some today." He added that it is Jesus who is "the light of the world, the light that shines in the darkness of the world, the darkness of grief and sin, a light by which we learn to

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Giving Syrians full refugee status is the right thing to do, says Christian Aid
Giving Syrians full refugee status is the right thing to do, says Christian Aid

Christian Aid has welcomed the Home Office announcement to grant Syrians resettling in the UK refugee status, saying Britain should be proud to offer sanctuary to people fleeing violence and conflict. Thousands of people who have fled Syria and resettled in the UK under the Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme (VPRS) will now have access to rights, including higher education

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Ireland: Bishop Noel Treanor on 60th anniversary of Treaty of Rome
Ireland: Bishop Noel Treanor on 60th anniversary of Treaty of Rome

Bishop Treanor writes: Yesterday Pope Francis met with 27 European Union heads of state and government who gathered in Rome to mark and celebrate the 60th Anniversary of signing the Treaty of Rome. This Treaty was originally signed within the broader context of a continent emerging from war, experiencing political tension, polarisation, and social deprivation. The Treaty sought to bring

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Southwark: Mass celebrates Feast of Blessed Oscar Romero
Southwark: Mass celebrates Feast of Blessed Oscar Romero

Several hundred people gathered at St George's Cathedral Southwark today, to celebrate the Feast of Blessed Oscar Romero. The principle celebrant was Bishop Patrick Lynch, auxiliary in Southwark, and at least 16 priests concelebrated. Among them were Frank Turner SJ; Fr Joe Ryan of Westminster J&P; and Columban Tom Ryan. Several priests travelled from East Anglia where the late Bishop Michael

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Watch: Faith leaders prayer vigil outside Westminster Abbey
Watch: Faith leaders prayer vigil outside Westminster Abbey

Victims of Wednesday's attack on Westminster Bridge and at the Palace of Westminster this week were remembered by faith leaders in a vigil and a minute's silence at North Green, Westminster Abbey on Friday, 24 March. The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby, was joined by Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster;

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Bill Bryson reveals Italian PoW chapel as one of his favourite churches
Bill Bryson reveals Italian PoW chapel as one of his favourite churches

Bill Bryson, best-selling author of books on travel, the English language and science, has revealed his 14 favourite churches for 'ExploreChurches' - the UK's new church tourism website. The Italian Chapel, Orkney, a beautiful Catholic chapel which was constructed by Italian POWs during the Second World War, Hexham Abbey and London's St Martin the Fields are among Bill Bryson's

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London: Interfaith Welcome Refugee evening
London: Interfaith Welcome Refugee evening

More than 80 people from faith institutions across London attended a Welcome Refugee reception at the Islamic Cultural Centre & London Central Mosque Trust by Regents Park on Tuesday evening. Parishioners from Farm St Mayfair and Holy Apostles Pimlico were among the participants. The panel of speakers included: Tania Bright of Church Response for Refugees, Sarah Hayward, Leader

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Brentwood Diocese celebrates Centenary Mass
Brentwood Diocese celebrates Centenary Mass

A celebration marking the centenary of the founding of Brentwood Diocese on 22 March saw church leaders remember those affected by the terrorist attack in London earlier in the day. Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, Bishop Alan Williams sm of Brentwood Diocese and Bishop Roger Morris, Anglican Bishop of Colchester, all said their thoughts and

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Westminster pauses to pray
Westminster pauses to pray

The Westminster Abbey flag is flying at half mast as a mark of respect to those who died in the attack yesterday. The Abbey is open as normal for prayer. Entrance is through the Great West Door. There is no tourist visiting. The Dean of Westminster Rev John Hall tweeted last night: "Glad to offer hospitality in Westminster Abbey to members and staff and others from Parliament. - sad incident today." Canon Pat Browne, Roman Catholic Duty Priest at the Houses of Parliament was in

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Statement from  Coptic Bishop Angaelos on Westminster attack
Statement from Coptic Bishop Angaelos on Westminster attack

We have once again seen the worst and best of humanity in yesterday's Westminster attack. One person was intent on harming and ending life, while countless hundreds of others tirelessly did their utmost to maintain and protect the lives of those they may not even have known. Our prayers are first and foremost with those who have lost loved ones, those who are injured and those who will

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 Pope sends message of prayerful solidarity
Pope sends message of prayerful solidarity

Pope Francis has sent a message to Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, assuring the "nation of his prayers" after yesterday's terror attack in Westminster (22 March). The message, communicated via the Holy See's Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, commends those who died to the loving mercy of Almighty God as Pope Francis "invokes divine strength and

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Cardinal asks priests and faithful to come together in 'compassionate solidarity'
Cardinal asks priests and faithful to come together in 'compassionate solidarity'

Yesterday's attacks in Westminster have shocked us all. The kind of violence we have seen all too often in other places has again brought horror and killing to this city. I know you will lead people in prayer, especially for those who have lost their lives and those who have lost one they love. Pray for Aysha Frade, killed by the car on Westminster Bridge. Her two children attend St Mary of the Angels

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Faith leaders pray for victims of Westminster attack
Faith leaders pray for victims of Westminster attack

The Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Most Rev Justin Welby and the Faiths Forum, representing many churches, faith groups and organisations, issued statements on Wednesday following the terrorist attack in Westminster which has left five dead and about 40 injured. Cardinal Vincent Nichols wrote on his twitter page: "We pray tonight

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New research shows money is biggest strain in marriage
New research shows money is biggest strain in marriage

New research by leading relationships charities Relate, Relationships Scotland and Marriage Care has revealed the top relationship strains experienced by couples in the UK today. Money worries came top of the list - over a quarter of UK adults (26%) say this is a placing a strain on their relationships - followed by not understanding each other (20%), low libido/ differing sex drives (

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Hampshire: Bringing the Cross outdoors
Hampshire: Bringing the Cross outdoors

Since the beginning of Lent - two large wooden crosses have been standing at the churches of Holy Trinity and the Church of Our Lady in Fleet, Hampshire. One is in the doorway - as Parish Priest Fr Sean Tobin explained: "So that people don't have to come in." The other one is completely outside on the road. In front of them both there's a box with felt tips and small red crosses for passers-by to write

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Brentwood archivist becomes an FSA
Brentwood archivist becomes an FSA

Fr Stewart Foster, Archivist of the Diocese of Brentwood, has been elected to a Fellowship of the Society of Antiquaries of London. Established in 1707 and enjoying royal patronage, the Society is a learned body of some 3,000 scholars in the fields of history, archaeology and allied disciplines charged with promoting all aspects of our cultural heritage.

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Vatican official visits agencies working with refugees
Vatican official visits agencies working with refugees

Monsignor Anthony Figueiredo of the Migrants and Refugees section of the Vatican's new Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development visited CAFOD and Caritas Social Action Network (CSAN) this week, to hear about their work with refugees. In particular, Mgr Figueiredo was interested in the work of CSAN member Seeking Sanctuary and their grassroots work delivering material aid to refugees at Calais and raising

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 Archbishop Eamon Martin's message for Saint Patrick's Day
Archbishop Eamon Martin's message for Saint Patrick's Day

On this Feast of our Patron Saint, I send warm greetings from the Cathedral City of Saint Patrick in Armagh to Irish people everywhere. Today unites the Irish at home with our relatives and friends who live abroad and with the hundreds of thousands of others who are happy to celebrate this day with us. Conscious that our National Apostle first encountered Ireland as a migrant, I offer special greetings to the 'new Irish' - the many migrants who have made their home among us.

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CSAN reports children going hungry in school holidays
CSAN reports children going hungry in school holidays

Caritas Social Action Network (CSAN) has submitted a response to the Holiday Hunger inquiry by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger, chaired by Frank Field MP. The short inquiry into Holiday Hunger was called in response to widespread evidence that children who usually receive free school meals during term time can return from school holidays in a worse mental and physical condition, having gone several days without a proper meal. CSAN's response has

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London: Chance to buy gifts made by Women in Hebron
London: Chance to buy gifts made by Women in Hebron

Women in Hebron, who produce stunning embroidery, traditional woven products and other handicrafts have a stall at St James' Church, Piccadilly in London from today (Thursday) to Saturday this week. If you are looking for unique, beautiful gifts - this is the place to come. Women in Hebron is a Palestinian nonprofit fair trade cooperative under the Idna Cooperative Association for Embroidery and Handicrafts. Idna is a mid-sized Palestinian city of around 25,000 people,

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TELCO celebrates 20 years of driving local change
TELCO celebrates 20 years of driving local change

London's first Citizens organisation - The East London Citizens Organization (TELCO) - celebrate their 20th anniversary this year. Last Thursday, they held a small celebratory Refounding event at Our Lady of Assumption RC Church, at Victoria Park Square, Hackney, followed by a massive TELCO Founding Assembly at York Hall, Bethnal Green just down the street. TELCO has brought together faith, school, work and community groups - working together to build a better world. From marching with thousands of

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York: Archbishop explores Christian links at JORVIK Viking Centre
York: Archbishop explores Christian links at JORVIK Viking Centre

Dr John Sentamu, Anglican Archbishop of York, enjoyed a preview tour of JORVIK Viking Centre today, including reviewing how Christianity makes an appearance in the Viking displays for the first time. The Archbishop was invited along by David Jennings, chief executive of York Archaeological Trust. He enjoyed a tour of the attraction - which is nearing completion following a £4.2 million rebuild - ahead of its opening next month. An important figure in York's history, St Wulfstan, played a key role in working

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