I am delighted to be here today to share with you in the satisfaction and pride of this moment.
Receiving your degrees is a special moment, one which marks a huge step in your lives and one which is rightly shared by family and friends. Congr...Read more
I am grateful to have this opportunity of expressing my greetings to you all as you gather for this Anglophone Safeguarding Conference at the invitation of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales and the Bishops' Conference of Kenya. I regret...Read more
Given at the Special Conference held at the United Nations on 7 April 2016 on the combatting of human trafficking and modern slavery.
Mr President, Your Excellencies, Sisters, ladies and gentlemen,
I am honoured to address you this after...Read more
A few weeks ago, I entered the Chapel Royal in Hampton Court to celebrate Vespers. For the first time since the 1550s a Cardinal was to lead such prayer. It was another step in the ‘healing of an ancient wound’, to quote a phrase used at the f...Read more
It is a pleasure to be with you this morning and I am grateful to Sr Patricia for her invitation to attend your second international coordination meeting. Thank you also to Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, our host who has shown such vision in carr...Read more
In recent months I have met and talked with two people directly involved in the drama of the recruitment by ISIS of young people in this country. From their different perspectives, one in the context of a charity and the other in formal work...Read more
Your Royal Highness,
It is my great pleasure, on behalf of all present today, to welcome you and to thank you for this initiative, calling much needed attention to the plight of Christians suffering death and persecution in many countries in the ...Read more
Advent is the time of our reflection on the coming of Christ. Rather I should say 'on the comings of Christ' for we are invited to reflect, and open our hearts to, not only the coming of Jesus Christ at His human birth, in Bethlehem, but also at H...Read more
Last Sunday I celebrated my 70th birthday. It is supposed to be quite a landmark. I thoroughly enjoyed the moment except for the realisation that this marks the halfway mark in my allotted years here as Archbishop, God willing. That bothered me, b...Read more
Good afternoon; it is a pleasure to be back in Parliament for the fifth annual Caritas Social Action Network reception. I am delighted once again to see so many charities, supporters and parliamentarians gathered here for this special and importan...Read more
The question before us today is straightforward: ‘How is the Church measuring up to the Master’s command: Go, therefore to all nations. Baptise them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teach them to observe all ...Read more
Recently I visited one of the centres in Erbil where thousands of Christian refugees are living. One woman told me of their frightening and rapid flight from their home in the city of Mosul as ISIS terrorists advanced. She told me that her Muslim ...Read more
It is my honour and privilege to convey to you a message from His Holiness Pope Francis, with his prayers for today’s conference.
In doing so, I would like first of all to express my appreciation of the presence of the Archbishop of Canterbury ...Read more
In the long, rather exhausting run up to the General Election, I was told of a researcher, in Essex, testing views and opinions. He had a hard time from the group he was interviewing. Everything he asked received a negative reaction. Eventually, s...Read more