News Archive for 2006 - May

The Sigmund Sternberg Lecture 2006

Archbishop Kevin gave The Sigmund Sternberg Lecture 2006 on the topic of Inter-Religious Dialogue in a Globalised World  at Leicester University on 22nd May, 2006.

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Archbishop Kevin meets the Holy Father

Archbishop Kevin was in Rome from 15th - 19th May for a meeting of the Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue. He met the Holy Father in St Peter's Square after the General Audience on Wednesday, 17th May. The Holy Father sent his apostolic blessing to the people of the Southwark diocese.

© Fotografia Felici

More photos of Archbishop Kevin with the Holy Father


Celebrating Vocation with gratitude

During the month of May Southwark has celebrated many of the vocations to which God calls us. Archbishop Kevin has offered Masses of Thanksgiving in the Cathedral

- with our married couples (on 13th May)
        Photos of the reception

- with our new Catholics, baptised or received into the Church at  the Easter Vigil (20th May)
        Report of the Mass for new Catholics

- with our priests and permanent deacon who are marking significant anniversaries of their ordinations (23rd May).
        List of Jubilarians and photos of the reception

Our permanent deacons will renew their diaconal commitment on 10th June when the Archbishop will ordain five new deacons. From 2007, their annual Mass of Thanksgiving will be offered on a Saturday close to 2nd May, the date of the Archbishop’s episcopal ordination.

Please pray with Archbishop Kevin that all in the Southwark diocese will be increasingly sensitive to God’s call, and that this will lead to an increase of vocations to the priesthood, the diaconate and the religious life.


London's Catholic Dioceses celebrate the place of migrant workers in the Church

The Cardinal was joined by Archbishop Kevin and Bishop Thomas McMahon, Bishop of Brentwood, at a Mass in support of migrant workers in Westminster Cathedral on the Feast of St Joseph the Worker.

A short report and more photos here