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  • 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.

  • Lange-MigrantMother02 (web350) 29th April 2016

    Migrant Madonnas

    Columban Fr. Bobby Gilmore, founder of the Migrant Rights Centre in Ireland, recently wrote the following reflection on the mass migration to Europe of refugees

  • El Paso - British group 21st March 2016

    Columban Mission Exposure Visit to El Paso and Mexico, exploring issues around migration.

    A small group of Columban contacts in Britain spent Holy Week 2016 on a Columban ‘Mission Exposure Visit’ to the USA and Mexico, exploring issues around migration.

  • 140x105 21st March 2016

    “Go out in the peace of Christ.”

    Julia Corcoran  is a ‘Faith in Action Graduate Volunteer’ working with the Columbans and CYMFED. Here she reflects on the second of two preparation weekends for a small group of people preparing for a learning visit to the USA/Mexico border during Holy Week and Easter.

  • HealyO\'Halpin with ODW 4th March 2016

    Update on Overseas Domestic Workers

    Columban Aodh O’Halpin and Sr Margaret Healy, who work with Justice 4 Domestic Workers, report on the latest development in trying to secure rights for overseas domestic workers in Britain.