Posts Tagged ‘Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales’

Syria’s civil war marks 13th anniversary, “world’s worst displacement crisis”

Monday, March 18th, 2024

As Syria marks the 13th anniversary of the beginning of its civil war on March 15, one Catholic agency says people “should not forget that Syria is the world’s worst displacement crisis.” In March 2011, popular discontent with the government of Bashar al-Assad led to large-scale protests and pro-democracy rallies across Syria, echoing the Arab Read more

Surge in faith-related crimes raises concern

Monday, November 6th, 2023
faith-related crimes

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has strongly condemned the recent upsurge in faith-related crimes, asserting that such prejudice “has absolutely no place in our society.” Since the start of the Israel-Hamas conflict on 7th October, the UK Jewish charity the Community Security Trust (CST), has recorded approximately 800 incidents of antisemitism. Particularly Read more

New Lectionary to launch in England and Wales

Thursday, July 27th, 2023
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Catholic liturgies and Masses will be using a new Lectionary in England and Wales from Advent next year. The Lectionary includes the scripture readings for Mass and the sacraments. The Dicastery for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments has confirmed approval for the updated Lectionary. Cardinal Arthur Roche, Prefect of the Dicastery, has Read more