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The New Pope – A Surprise Choice of the Holy Spirit!

The Ordinary Public Consistory held on Monday 11 February 2013, was called in order to approve the causes for the canonization of new Saints. Because of the presence of a large number of Cardinals, it was the moment chosen by […]

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Archbishop Longley Hosts Inaugural Meeting of Ethnic Chaplaincy Group in the Archdiocese of Birmingham

Archbishop Bernard Longley hosted a successful inaugural Ethnic Chaplain’s Day at Archbishop’s House, Birmingham, attended by more than a dozen ethnic chaplains from the Eritrean, Filipino,

The Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI – Statement by the Most Reverend Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham

The Most Reverend Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham, said today, Monday, 11 February 2013: “This morning I was very much taken aback to hear the news

Pope Benedict XVI Announces his Resignation – as from Thursday, 28 February 2013

Pope Benedict XVI has today, Monday, 11 February 2013, announced that he will resign as Bishop of Rome, Successor of Saint Peter, at 20:00 hours on

Team GB Olympic Gymnastic Bronze Medal Winner Opens St Chad Building at Newman University Birmingham

Kristian Thomas, Team GB Olympic Gymnastic Bronze Medal winner at London 2012, a local boy from Wolverhampton, officially opened the magnificent new £20 million St Chad

Briefing to Members of Parliament on the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill – by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales

The Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales has urged Members of Parliament to oppose the Marriage (Same sex couples) Bill at Second Reading as it distributed

New Rector of Oscott College, Appointed by Archbishop Bernard Longley

The Most Reverend Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham, has today, Tuesday, 22 January 2013, announced the appointment of Father David Oakley, at present Parish Priest of

Archbishop of Birmingham Statement on Killing of Two Big Issue Sellers in Birmingham City Centre

The Most Reverend Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham, said today, Monday 14 January: “I was shocked and immensely saddened to hear of the brutal killing in Birmingham city

The Relics of Don Bosco Draw Pilgrims of All Ages to St Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham

Archbishop Longley tells young pilgrims “Do not be afraid!”

For a second day large numbers of young pilgrims, pilgrims too of all ages, flowed from all

Young Pilgrims Flock to Visit Relics of St John Bosco, at St Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham

Large numbers of young pilgrims, indeed, pilgrims of all ages, from throughout the Archdiocese of Birmingham and beyond, flocked to venerate the relics of St John