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Cardinal Vincent Nichols

Martin & Nichols lend support to Holy Land Christians

Widespread dismay at continuing construction of Cremisan Valley wall which will separate 58 Christian families from their lands and livelihood.


Oppose assisted suicide bill Cardinal Nichols urges

“Helping someone to commit suicide compromises the fundamental human dignity of both parties involved. Assisted suicide is assisted killing.”


CAFOD calls for urgent reconstruction in Gaza

Not a single destroyed house has been rebuilt and at least 100,000 people remain displaced.


Service marks tenth anniversary of London bombings

“We belong to different faith traditions, but we share a common grief at the suffering which has been inflicted on so many of our fellow men and women."


Irishman appointed Bishop of Nottingham

61-year-old Mgr Patrick McKinney from Buncrana Co Donegal will be ordained Bishop of Nottingham by Cardinal Vincent Nichols on Friday 3 July.


Nichols warns Cameron of challenges ahead

Results “cannot disguise a deeply divided nation, one which has rarely been more fragile and is heading into a precarious future.”


Richard III is finally laid to rest in Leicester

“Richard was not a man of peace. The times in which he lived and the role into which he was born did not permit that. But now we pray for his eternal peace” - Cardinal Nichols.


Cardinal Nichols speaks of Romero’s martyrdom

“Today, in the name of this martyr, we resolve again to be upholders of this God-given dignity of every person.”


Mary McAleese appointed professor at UK university

“A huge honour for us to appoint such a distinguished and respected public figure to our staff at St Mary's.”


Shock resignation of Bishop of Arundel & Brighton

Bishop Conry confesses he has been “unfaithful to my promises as a Catholic priest”.


Pope Francis appoints new bishop of Leeds

53-year-old Mgr Marcus Stock, secretary general of the Bishops Conference for England and Wales, selected.


End slow genocide of Iraq’s christians: Patriarch

Council of European Bishops’ Conferences demands action by UN on "atrocious actions against Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq".


UK church leaders plea for peace in Gaza

“As this conflict shows, violence breeds violence" - Cardinal Nichols.


Mass for teacher killed at UK catholic school

Tributes pour in for popular schoolteacher Anne Maguire killed by student.


Poverty at record levels in Ireland and the UK

SJI criticises Government as CSO figures show 756,591 people in poverty in Ireland.


Trafalgar Square to stage Passion on Good Friday

Up to 20,000 expected to throng London square for epic performance by Wintershall Players.


Pope Francis meets four former sex slaves

Human trafficking is “an open wound on the body of contemporary society”.


Religious and police cooperate to combat trafficking

Police chiefs from 22 countries and heads of Interpol and Europol attend Vatican conference.


Major conference on trafficking in Vatican this week

Hopes for agreed mandate between police forces on cross-border collaboration.


Warning that foodbanks are not solving UK food poverty

Church leaders alarmed by so-called "heat or eat" phenomenon.

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