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  • Today Bishop Declan Lang gave a statement in response to the hundreds of thousands of people that have been displaced in the Kurdistan Region

  • John Gibbs was presented with the Knight Commander’s cross of the Order of St. Gregory the Great on Thursday 6 July; he was made a Knight Commander of the Order in March this year by Pope Francis.

  • The parents of Charlie Gard have ended their five-month legal challenge over treatment for their 11-month-old baby. Here is a statement from the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.

  • The Heritage Lottery Fund’s (HLF) Grants for Places of Worship scheme (GPOW) is to be closed in September 2017. This will mean that churches will have to compete for funding against all other heritage bodies and apply to the HLF under their general grant schemes. In effect, parishes will be in competition for funds with major heritage attractions and museums in order to secure funds for repairs - a truly David and Goliath scenario.