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  • stdenisbannerteam2 7th November 2017

    Columbans send message to COP23 in Germany

    Columban General Council on the opening of the United Nations’ COP23 presided by Fiji and hosted in Bonn, Germany, urges all leaders to take meaningful action on advancing the agreements made at COP21 in Paris and COP 22 in Marrakesh.

  • IMG-20170916-WA0057 (2) 18th September 2017

    Archbishop Bernard Longley Visits Fatima House to Celebrate its 1st Anniversary

    On 16th September the Archbishop of Birmingham, the Most Reverend Bernard Longley, visited Fatima House to share dinner with the residents, volunteers and representatives of the Columban missionaries and Father Hudson’s Care.

  • MigrantsMass4 23rd May 2017

    Migrants Mass in London

    The Mass for Migrants took place on 20 May at St Anthony’s in Forest Gate. The church was packed and Mass started with a procession led by the Kerala community singing a traditional hymn, six girls dressed in white performing a traditional dance

  • Dalquez 5th April 2017

    Vigil to save life of Jennifer Dalquez from death row

    Columban Aodh O’Halpin and Sr Margaret Healy are supporting a vigil next week, organised by Justice 4 Domestic Workers, to save an overseas Filipina worker facing execution in United Arab Emirates.

  • Mauricio addressing the guests 30th November 2016

    Official opening of Fatima House

    Fatima House, a house for refugees in Birmingham, is a collaboration between Columbans in Britain and other Catholic organisations in the Archdiocese of Birmingham. Since it opened in July 2016, it continues to thrive and now has eight women residing there temporarily.

  • Archbishop bernard Longley with Lampedusa Cross 3rd October 2016

    Columbans join Birmingham Archbishop on Refugee Walk of Witness

    Archbishop Bernard Longley of Birmingham led a ”powerful” Walk of Witness ‘Welcome the Stranger’ on Sunday to the Conservative party conference in Birmingham.

  • London Marchers 19th September 2016

    Columbans join London Refugee Solidarity March

    Columbans joined around 30,000 people in a march through Central London on Saturday calling on government to do more to aid refugees ahead of a UN Summit on Refugees and Migrants in New York on Monday.

  • Cardinal with Kevin and Jim 29th June 2016

    Racism and hatred must never be tolerated, Cardinal Vincent Nichols

    Cardinal Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster and President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has released a statement after the EU Referendum saying that racism and hatred of others is “something we must not tolerate”:

  • SG Kevin O'Neill 13th May 2016

    Columban Superior General visits Britain

    Fr Kevin O’Neill is the Superior General of the Columban missionaries. An Australian, he has served on mission in China, Hong Kong and Ireland. He recently visited Britain for three weeks to meet with Columban missionaries and co-workers.

  • Columbans outside Westminster Cathedral 3rd May 2016

    Columbans at annual Migrants Mass in Westminster Cathedral

    More than 2,000 Catholic migrants living and working in London brought colour and international music to a special Mass for Migrants at Westminster Cathedral on Monday, 2 May.