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Westminster meeting focuses on Israel's brutal treatment of Palestinian children

A daily scene in West Bank

The daily life of children in the Holy Land under occupation by the Israeli military forces in Israel was shown in a moving film at an event on Tuesday given by Westminster and Bayswater Group of Amnesty International.

The plight of one little boy, Saleh, illustrated the trauma of a whole generation of youngsters in fear of imprisonment and harassment, when he declared: "I feel nothing."...

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Faith groups urge UK government to accept child refugees after visit to Calais Jungle

Friday's interfaith delegation

On Friday morning at 5.30am I joined Canon Pat Browne and Alcinda Verissima, from Holy Apostles Catholic Church, Pimlico, and Fr Dominic Robinson from Farm Street Church, Mayfair, six Rabbis, one Anglican Bishop, three Baptist Ministers and one Islamic Chair of a Mosque - 22 of us altogether - on a day trip to 'The Jungle', the temporary refugee city in Calais. Around 10,000 people currently li...

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London: Churches united to support Remain campaign

l-r: Judy Masters, Fleur Brennan, Robbie Parkes

Remain campaigners from an interdenominational group gave out leaflets supporting EU membership, aware of the message Catholic Social on peace and justice. The campaigners in Tachbrook Street Market, Pimlico, London SW1, last Saturday, were from Holy Apostles Catholic Church, Pimlico, and St James' C of E Church, Piccadilly.

Fleur Brennan was interviewed by a London radio station and cit...

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London: Celebrating Africa evening

There will be an evening of African music, drumming, dancers and food at Holy Apostles Catholic Church, Pimlico in central London, this Saturday, in aid of their sister Parish in Turkana, north west Kenya. During the evening there will also be a raffle with excellent prizes and a charity auction.

The special Guest of Honour on the evening will be His Royal Majesty, Oba Dokun Thompson, th...

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London: Priest calls for 'tough love' after teenager is killed by gang

Hani Abou El Kheir

A London parish priest has urged people to speak out, and demonstrate 'tough love' after a teenager was stabbed to death in the street by a gang last Sunday. Hani Abou El Kheir, 16, died after he was attacked by up to ten youths in Lupus Street, Pimlico,  just minutes from Holy Apostles Catholic Church.

During his homily at the weekend Masses, Canon Pat Browne said: "Last Sunday ni...

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Service celebrates legislation which transformed lives of millions

l-r Alex presenting flowers, Lady Morris, Lord Morris, Canon Pat Browne (pic - Archdiocese Westminster)

The first piece of legislation in the world giving rights to people with disabilities,  was endorsed by the House of Commons on 5 December 1969.  The 40th anniversary of the enactment of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act was marked by a special service today, at Holy Apostles Catholic Church in Pimlico, Westminster. The Celebrant was Archbishop Vincent Nichols. ...

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Third Sunday of each month 5.15-6.15pm London: Young Adult Faith Sharing Group Mount Street Jesuit Centre, 114 Mount Street, W1K 3AH pathwaystogod.org 020-7495-1673 This new monthly faith sharing group is offered as a response to some young adults who said they would be interested in learning more about their faith.

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Worldwide peace vigils - latest

 Candlelight vigils for peace will held around the world on Sunday at 7pm local time. The vigil begins in New Zealand, and will turn into a rolling wave of candlelight gatherings that will quickly cross the globe. There is now a website listing vigils around the world. By early Friday evening, 3,360 vigils in churches, towns squares, parks, halls private homes and public places had signed up....

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