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Who could be on the new pathway to sainthood?

[Austen Ivereigh] Pope Francis yesterday declared a third category of holiness recognizable by the Catholic Church that could have far-reaching consequences for the way sainthood is viewed in the contemporary age. In his motu propio or papal edict dated July … Continue reading

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Cardinal Nichols on Finsbury Park mosque attack: “I am appalled”

Following a brutal attack on Muslims leaving a mosque in Finsbury Park last night that left one dead and ten injured, the Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, today said: Together with people all over this country I am appalled at … Continue reading

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Pope Francis message for first ‘World Day of the Poor’

(At the conclusion of the Jubilee of Mercy in November last year, Pope Francis in his message ‘Misericordia et Misera‘ instituted a World Day of the Poor to be marked on the 33th Sunday in Ordinary Time, which this year … Continue reading

Posted in Pope Francis, Pope Francis address, poverty/poor

Bishops issue voter guidelines ahead of ‘pivotal’ general election

[Austen Ivereigh] In advance of what they describe as a “pivotal” general election on 8 June, the Catholic bishops of England and Wales have issued their customary considerations to help voters decide in conscience whom to vote for, suggesting 10 … Continue reading

Posted in General Election 2017

Cardinal Nichols calls for ‘prayer, solidarity & calm’ after Westminster terrorist attack

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, who is Archbishop of Westminster and president of the bishops’ conference of England and Wales, said this morning: Yesterday’s attacks in Westminster have shocked us all. The kind of violence we have seen all too often in … Continue reading

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Collins’s resignation doesn’t mean pope’s anti-abuse body is not working

[Austen Ivereigh in Rome] The resignation of the Irish abuse survivor, Marie Collins, from the Vatican’s Commission for the Protection of Minors (see statements below), is doubtless a major blow to the perception of the pope’s commitment to creating a safeguarding … Continue reading

Posted in abuse, Pope Francis, Vatican reform