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Pope Francis' Response to the attacks on Paris



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The attacks on Paris last Friday carried out by three teams of Daesh (IS) terrorists, claimed the lives of 129 people and left more than 350 injured, many of them critically.

The Paris attacks came just a day after a series of Daesh suicide bombs rocked Beirut, Lebanon – causing nearly 50 deaths and injuring 250.

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Walsingham Retreat 3rd-6th November 2015



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The Retreat began with the Mass on Tuesday evening in the Church of the Annunciation.

These are personal notes and cannot be taken as a true record of what was said. They are mainly “trigger points” of what became a very special and memorable time under the guidance of Mgr John Armitage. Rector of the Shrine.

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Pilgrimage of the Ukrainian Eparchy



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Saturday, 24th October, witnessed the last major pilgrimage of the year to the National Shrine. It was also another first at the shrine as this was the first pilgrimage ever of the Ukrainian community of England. Led by Fr Mykola Matwijiwskyj of the Ukrainian Cathedral in London, over two hundred pilgrims started their day at the Anglican Shrine. Fr Stephen Gallagher, priest at the Read more

Polish Pilgrimage



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Knanaya Catholic Chaplaincy Pilgrimage



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On another fine day, the National Shrine welcomed several Syro Malabar rite pilgrims. We assembled again in the village and it was good again to see so many young people. The procession then wound its way along the Pilgrims’ Way several pilgrims carrying the traditional brightly coloured parasols. By chance there were a large number of walkers on a charity walk coming up the Pilgrims’ Read more

Jesus Youth UK



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Jesus Youth is an association of Portuguese speaking catholic families who originally lived in India. Most of these families came from Daman on the West coast of India, a former Portuguese colony. It was lovely to see so many teenagers on this pilgrimage. We met in front of the catholic church in the village of Walsingham and then processed along the Pilgrims’ Way to Read more

Pro-Life Pilgrimage



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The weather stayed fair for the Pro-Life Pilgrimage, which was very fortunate, as with the numbers attending it would not have been possible to celebrate Mass in the Chapel of Reconciliation. Twenty coaches of pilgrims travelled to Walsingham, a wonderful witness to the sanctity of life. Bishop Philip Egan, Bishop of Portsmouth, presided and preached at the Mass. A busy and prayerful afternoon followed Read more

Diocese of Leeds Pilgrimage



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The National Shrine rector, Mgr John Armitage, was particularly glad to welcome the Diocese of Leeds as this year their pilgrimage was led by their new bishop, the Right Revd Marcus Stock. There were increased numbers from previous years and the pilgrimage organizer, Fr Ben Griffiths, and the bishop extended the programme to include a procession along the Holy Mile to the priory grounds Read more

Solemnity of Our Lady of Walsingham



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Syro-Malankara Pilgrimage



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