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Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2494


Bishop Brian Noble laid to rest after vigil and funeral Masses in Shrewsbury and Woodchurch

  Emeritus Bishop Brian Noble of Shrewsbury has been laid to rest in a Wirral churchyard after a vigil Mass and Requiem Mass. In keeping with the wishes of Bishop Noble, the 10th Bishop of Shrewsbury, the vigil Mass was […]

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Priests would rather die than break sacramental seal of confession, Cardinal Nichols tells abuse inquiry

  The Catholic bishops would reject any attempts to compel “mandatory reporting” of child abuse admissions in confessionals, Cardinal Vincent Nichols has said. The Archbishop of Westminster said the sacramental seal was sacred and that he would defend it. He […]

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Audio: Bishop of Shrewsbury pays tribute to Emeritus Bishop Brian Noble in interview with BBC Merseyside’s Daybreak

A Pastoral Letter following the death of Bishop Brian Noble

My dear brothers and sisters, I write this family letter to you following the death of my predecessor, Bishop Brian Noble, Tenth Bishop of Shrewsbury. On Sunday last, Bishop Brian was found collapsed at his home on the Wirral and […]

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Bishop Brian Noble, Emeritus Bishop of Shrewsbury, dies in Wirral hospital at age of 83

  The Rt Rev. Brian Noble, the 10th Bishop of Shrewsbury, has died peacefully at the age of 83 years. The Emeritus Bishop was formerly a priest of the Diocese of Lancaster. He was ordained for the Diocese of Shrewsbury […]

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Joy as Pope Francis canonises St John Henry Newman as first English saint in half a century

Pope Francis has canonised Cardinal John Henry Newman as the first English saint in nearly 50 years. Thousands of pilgrims travelled from the UK to the St Peter’s Square for the Mass on Sunday. They included at least seven priests […]

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