Monthly Archives: June 2016

Pope Francis honours victims of Armenian genocide

Pope Francis this morning offered prayers in memory of those died in the 1915 massacre  of a million and a half Armenian Christians by Ottoman forces, in a moving ecumenical ceremony at the Tzitzernakaberd memorial outside the capital, Yerevan. The Armenians refer to the mass killing … Continue reading

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Cardinal Nichols on Brexit: ‘we must work to be good neighbours’

Statement by the Archbishop of Westminster, Vincent Nichols, following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union: A great tradition of the United Kingdom is to respect the will of the people, expressed at the ballot box. Today we set out on … Continue reading

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‘Even criminals have the right to life’ — Pope Francis

“The inviolable and God-given right to life also belongs to the criminal,” Pope Francis said today in a video message to the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty meeting in Oslo, Norway. The basic purpose of all punishment is the … Continue reading

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The threat to northern Ireland from a Brexit cannot be ignored

[Greg Daly in Dublin] Last week Catholic Voices hosted a debate in London in which two speakers gave impressive speeches on why the UK should remain in the European Union and two argued in similarly impressive fashion to the effect that the UK … Continue reading

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Catholic Voices Brexit debate tips audience towards ‘Leave’

A debate by leading Catholics on whether Britain should vote to stay in or abandon its membership of the European Union led a 160-strong audience in central London last week to switch a predominantly ‘Remain’ position to a majority urging ‘Leave’. Votes taken as … Continue reading

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WATCH the Catholic Voices EU debate here

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The question UK Catholics must ask in deciding to Leave or Remain in the EU

[Austen Ivereigh] Remember the ‘What have the Romans ever done for us?’ sketch in Monty Python’s Life of Brian? At a (preposterously small) meeting of the Judaean People’s Front to plan a terrorist attack on Pontius Pilate, their leader Reg (John … Continue reading

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