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    'We will strive to renew our priestly mission and purpose,' says Cardinal 'We will strive to renew our priestly mission and purpose,' says Cardinal

    In a pastoral letter read in parishes on the Nativity of St John the Baptist, 24 Looking to the example of St John Southworth, ‘a key patron of priests of this diocese,’ the Cardinal calls him an ‘inspiration and intercessor us’. The bo...

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    Relic of St Clement Returns to Cathedral

    A mysterious item found by Enviro Waste some months ago has turned out to be a relic of Pope St Clement. Discovered by company owner James Rubin during a routine walk around the company warehouse, it was among items recovered from house clearances...

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    CTS: 150 years of evangelisation

    To mark the 150 In his homily, Cardinal Vincent spoke of Cardinal Vaughan’s two great legacies: Westminster Cathedral and the CTS. Like the beauty of the cathedral, which is ‘purposeful’ and ‘there to lead us towards Jesus Christ, who i...

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    Cardinal praises ‘selfless courage’ of police

    At the annual Metropolitan Police Remembrance Service on 14 He particularly remembered ‘those whose commitment to justice led them to respond with selfless courage in the tragedies’ that had hit London in the previous year, and especially t...

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    Supporting Refugees Globally

    For World Refugee Day, 20 He encouraged Catholics to ‘welcome refugees into our communities, reaching out to the most vulnerable groups through the community sponsorship scheme for Syrian refugees. We should also keep refugees in our prayer...

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  • Education
    St Francis of Assisi School commemorates Grenfell anniversary

    On 14 Tragically, a pupil from the school, Issac Paulos, and a former pupil, Jessica Urbano Ramirez, who later moved on to the Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College, both lost their lives in the fire. Their families, together with those of...

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    Commemorating First Anniversary of Grenfell Tower Tragedy

    On Wednesday 13 Present at the Mass were the families of many of the victims and other former residents of the Tower. Also present with the parish community were some of the hundreds of volunteers who assisted at St Francis in the immediate aft...

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    'As a Church, we have a great part to play in eradicating human trafficking.'

    by Cardinal Vincent Nichols Human trafficking has been described by Pope Francis as 'an open wound on the body of humanity'. Since we are all part of that humanity, human trafficking defaces us all.  He goes on to say that it is 'a wound in...

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    Cardinal congratulates Sr Imelda Poole on MBE

    Sr Imelda Poole IBVM was named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in June 2018. She is awarded an MBE for her work in combatting human trafficking and modern slavery. Cardinal Vincent offered his congratulations to Sr Imelda and commended her...

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  • Vocations
    If you seek, you will find: Discerning at the Gallows

    By Oliver Delargy On Tuesday 24th April, Canon Stuart Wilson led the seekers group to a meeting at the Tyburn Convent near Marble Arch for an evening of prayer and discussion on the English Martyrs and their connection to Catholic priesthood to...

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