Category Archives: Diocese News

Bishop for mission leads drive to attract four million baptised Catholics back to Church in England and Wales

The bishop who oversees the work of mission in England and Wales is calling for every parish to prioritise reaching out to the estimated four million baptised Catholics who rarely or never attend Mass.

Pilgrimage to Lourdes

In 1858, in the grotto of Massabielle, near Lourdes in southern France, Our Lady appeared 18 times to Bernadette Soubirous, a young peasant girl. She revealed herself as the Immaculate Conception, asked that a chapel be built and for people to come in procession and told the girl to drink from a fountain in the […]

Holy Father Calls for Day of Prayer for Syria

In his Angelus message on Sunday 1st September, Pope Francis made a passionate appeal for Peace in the world, and especially in war-torn Syria. He has asked Catholics throughout the world to observe a day of fasting and Prayer for Syria next Saturday, 7th September, the Vigil of the Birthday of Our Lady. The Holy […]