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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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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

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

Statement by Archbishop Vincent Nichols and Archbishop Peter Smith on the Government Response to the Same Sex Marriage Consultation

The Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, and the Most Reverend Peter Smith, Archbishop of

Day of Prayer for Peace in the Middle East on Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Catholics throughout England and Wales and Scotland will remember the people of the Middle East in their prayers on Tuesday, 4 December 2012, the Feast of

Stunned Silence Turned to Tears as Church of England Rejects Women Bishops

A deeply divided Church of England now faces a crisis of confidence after the General Synod narrowly voted to reject draft legislation to allow women to

Women bishops: historic words from Professor Henry Chadwick

 “I would like to see the barriers to communion between Canterbury and Rome dismantled. I hope and pray that the 1988 Lambeth Conference resolution on the

Pilgrims Venerate Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa at Saint Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham

Large crowds of people venerated the Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa, the Black Madonna of Poland during its short but memorable visit to the Metropolitan

New Archbishop of Canterbury “A Strong Ally in the Work of Evangelization” – Archbishop Bernard Longley

The Most Reverend Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham, and Co-Chairman of ARCIC Three (the Anglican Roman-Catholic International Commission) issued a statement following the announcement on Friday,