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Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2494


Pope Francis approves second miracle needed to recognise Blessed John Henry Newman as a saint

Pope Francis has approved a second miracle at the intercession of Blessed John Henry Newman, clearing the way for the canonisation of the Victorian cardinal after Easter. The Pope received Cardinal Angelo Becciu, the Prefect of the Vatican Congregation for […]

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New community of Institute of Christ the King, Sovereign Priest formally established in Shrewsbury

  A community of priests who celebrate Mass and liturgies according to traditional Latin rites has been formally established in the Cathedral Parish of Shrewsbury. The Rt Rev. Mark Davies, the Bishop of Shrewsbury, celebrated Pontifical High Mass in the […]

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Let’s re-propose marriage as a path to holiness, Bishop of Shrewsbury tells spouses

  The Bishop of Shrewsbury has asked married couples to re-propose the vocation of marriage to young people as a path to holiness and happiness. Marriage was the institution upon which “the stability of family and society are securely founded”, […]

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Pope Francis appoints Oratorian as new Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle

  Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Robert Byrne as Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle. Bishop Byrne, an auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham, succeeds Bishop Séamus Cunningham, who has led the diocese since 2009. Bishop Byrne will be the 14th Bishop of […]

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Catholic Church at forefront of fight against human trafficking in the UK, reveals charity boss

The director of an anti-slavery charity has praised the Catholic Church for its work on the frontline against human trafficking. Luke de Pulford of the Arise Foundation said that the work of religious Sisters in particular was “exemplary”. “About 90 […]

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Cardinal welcomes Foreign Secretary’s review of global persecution of Christians

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has welcomed the launch of the independent inquiry into Christian persecution around the world. The Archbishop of Westminster spoke after a meeting in London with Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Anglican Bishop Philip Mountstephen of Truro, who […]

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