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'Catholic News' is a podcast carrying interviews with a diverse range of people - lay people, religious and clergy - involved on the front line of the Catholic Church's work in England and Wales.

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'Catholic News' is a podcast carrying interviews with a diverse range of people - lay people, religious and clergy - involved on the front line of the Catholic Church's work in England and Wales.

    Archbishop ready to welcome Pope Francis to Iraq’s Nineveh Plains

    Archbishop ready to welcome Pope Francis to Iraq’s Nineveh Plains

    Today sees us bring forth the final interview of our four-podcast series looking forward to the historic visit of Pope Francis to Iraq – the first of any pope to the country. Our guest is the Syriac Catholic Archbishop of Hadiab-Erbil – Archbishop Nizar Semaan. Archbishop Nizar was ordained Archbishop in his home city of […]

    • 18 min
    Cardinal recalls his visit to Iraq at the height of the ISIS offensive

    Cardinal recalls his visit to Iraq at the height of the ISIS offensive

    In just a week’s time, Pope Francis will touch down in Baghdad for his historic visit to Iraq – the first of any Pope to the country. The Holy Father has a busy schedule and will travel the length of Iraq to stand in solidarity with the country’s Christians and, under the theme of the […]

    • 20 min
    Archbishop of Erbil on the historic visit of Pope Francis to Iraq

    Archbishop of Erbil on the historic visit of Pope Francis to Iraq

    Our ‘Catholic News’ podcast episodes are coming thick and fast from COVID-19 lockdown and today we’re carrying on from where we left off last time. Our focus remains on Pope Francis and his historic visit to the Iraq – the first by any pope to the country. Last time we looked to the capital Baghdad […]

    • 24 min
    Patriarch on Pope’s historic first visit to Iraq

    Patriarch on Pope’s historic first visit to Iraq

    Pope Francis will travel to the Middle East for his first oversees trip since the outbreak of Covid-19. The Holy Father will make an historic journey to Iraq, the first ever Papal Visit to the country, from 5 – 8 March 2021. The Pope will travel the country, south to north, visiting a people who […]

    • 20 min
    The mission of the Church has always been to help people in need

    The mission of the Church has always been to help people in need

    Bishop William Kenney is one of the longest-serving bishop delegates of the Holy Land Co-ordination – an annual pilgrimage of Bishops to the lands of Christ. As such, he’s able to give us a brief history lesson at the start of our ‘Catholic News’ podcast and points out that he’s only missed one year in […]

    • 8 min
    Listening to the Christians of the Holy Land

    Listening to the Christians of the Holy Land

    Having taken part in this year’s virtual ‘Holy Land Co-ordination’ pilgrimage, Bishop William Nolan, the Catholic Bishop of Galloway in Scotland, reflects that he is “sad but hopeful” after five days of remote meetings. A regular on the annual pilgrimage of Bishops to the Holy Land, a group that represents the Church in standing with […]

    • 2 min

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