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Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2494


Pope Francis canonises Oscar Romero and Pope Paul VI

Pope Francis has declared Oscar Romero, the martyred Archbishop of San Salvador, and Pope Paul VI, the pontiff of the 1960s and 1970s, to be saints. In a Mass in St Peter’s Square, Rome, the Holy Father also canonised Francesco […]

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Autumn edition of the Shrewsbury Catholic Voice on sale in parishes from next weekend

  The autumn 2018 edition of the Shrewsbury Catholic Voice is on sale in parishes throughout the Diocese. The Shrewsbury Catholic Voice is also available by subscription. For further details please contact Pauline McCulloch at The magazine is published […]

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Asia Bibi’s family and Archbishop of Basra ask for prayers from the Catholics of the Diocese of Shrewsbury

  Prominent Catholics from persecuted Churches in Pakistan and Iraq have visited the Diocese of Shrewsbury to ask for prayers to end their sufferings. Chaldean Archbishop Habib Nafali Jajou of Basra, in the south of Iraq, and Dominican Sister Luma […]

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Ad Limina visit to Rome: A final statement from the Catholic bishops of England and Wales

  As we end our visit, ‘ad limina Apostolorum’, we offer these reflections on our days together in Rome. On Friday 28 September, we were immensely privileged to share conversation with Pope Francis for over two hours. It was a most […]

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Jeremy Corbyn praises churches for their work in helping the poor

  Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has praised the work of the churches in helping the poor and homeless. Speaking at an event in Liverpool organised by the Christians on the Left group – formerly the Christian Socialist Movement – Mr […]

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Ad Limina: Bishops’ initial statement focuses on child abuse

  As we gather in Rome for our visit ‘ad Limina Apostolorum’, we have spent time together reflecting again on the impact of the recent reports containing stark revelations of child sexual abuse within the Catholic Church, including in England […]

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