General News

One hundred years ago this year, Oscar Romero was born on 15th August (the Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady). On 24th March 1980, after three years of courageous ministry as Archbishop of San Salvador, defending the poor and seeking peace in war-torn and oppressed El Salvador, he was murdered while offering Mass.

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Last weekend saw the 39th Annual National Justice and Peace Conference, entitled, ‘A Sabbath for the Earth and the Poor: The Challenge of Pope Francis’.  Included in the 260 attendees from most Dioceses across the country were three members of Clifton Diocese Justice and Peace Commission Sue Smailes, Sue Ingham and Bella Harding

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If you haven’t seen me floating around the Diocese anytime in the last 9 weeks, I am Aimee Gallivan. I am a student studying Media, Culture and Practice at the University West of England. I really enjoy the course I am studying but I understand that the media industry is highly competitive and it is recommended for students to try and get some work experience.

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Dublin, Ireland, has been chosen by Pope Francis to host the next World Meeting of Families in August 2018. Started by Saint John Paul II, and held every three years, this major world event celebrates family as the cornerstone of our lives, and the fundamental building block of society and the Church.

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From 11 to 15 July, Fr. Boniface Hill of Downside Abbey, and  Fr. Jean-Patrice Coulon MSFS of Holy Ghost Church in Yeovil, will lead 32 pilgrims during their pilgrimage to Fatima. The pilgrims will be present at the very important Procession and International Mass on 13 July, when those present will especially remember the Blessed Virgin Mary’s message to the three shepherd children given on this day in 1917.  

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What a superb day! Some 360 people gathered from across the four counties of our diocese for this annual Diocesan Day. The family of the diocese was being celebrated… and it was good to bring people together. Folk started arriving at about 9.15am to find bouncy castles and slides, the mobile farm, caterers and hosts in preparation mode. It was wonderful to see familiar faces and new coming together, signing in and getting all prepped for the day ahead.

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Planning well ahead, Bishop Declan is set to lead a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 2018 (22 – 30 October) staying three nights in Galilee, two nights in Bethlehem, and three nights in Jerusalem. Initial costings indicate a figure of £1210 per person (based on two people sharing). We’ve always had a superb time in the Holy Land and it’ll be good to look forward to another trip in the autumn of 2018.

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