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April 27, 2021

Invitation to pray for victims and survivors of abuse

Catholics throughout the Diocese of East Anglia are asked to join the Church’s national Day of Prayer for Victims and Survivors of Abuse on Tuesday May 4, 2021 […]
January 5, 2021

How you can set up a Caritas project for older people

As we enter a third lockdown, Caritas East Anglia is putting on a follow-up webinar on The Richness of Many Years of Life, to encourage us to reach […]
November 20, 2020

Bishops accept IICSA abuse report recommendations

The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales have issued a statement, following their plenary meeting, in which they accept the recommendations of the IICSA report on […]
November 10, 2020

Catholic Church welcomes IICSA report into abuse

The Catholic Church in England and Wales has welcomed the report, published today, from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, relating to the institutional response […]
June 29, 2020

As churches re-open Rebecca tells us how to stay safe

The Diocesan Safeguarding Administrator Rebecca Bretherton has created a 15-minute zoom presentation on safety during the re-opening of churches in East Anglia. It is intended especially […]
June 2, 2020

Catholic Church offers free online safeguarding training

The Catholic Church has been working with EduCare to create an e-learning package that raises awareness about safeguarding. Rebecca Bretherton, Diocesan Safeguarding Administrator, reports. In our […]
April 21, 2020

Reporting abuse

Reporting abuse If you are concerned about the welfare of a child or adult at risk, do not delay in contacting the police, using 999 if […]
March 25, 2020
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Safeguarding statement regarding Rev Michael Ryan

The Rev Michael Ryan, a priest of the Diocese of East Anglia, and parish priest of Our Lady of Good Counsel and St Peter Catholic Church, […]
January 15, 2020

Diocese leads the way with safeguarding training

The Diocese has reaffirmed its commitment to safeguarding by organising a mandatory day of training for all priests, religious and deacons. Liam Ring from the National […]
March 14, 2019

Bishop expresses sorrow as priest is jailed for abuse

Fr Francis McDermott, a retired priest from the Diocese of Northampton, who was found guilty of abusing six children during the 1970s in London, High Wycombe […]
March 9, 2019

Bishop Alan addresses abuse revelations in the Church

In his pastoral letter for the first Sunday in Lent (March 10) Bishop Alan Hopes addresses the recent revelations about abuse in the Catholic Church. Dear […]
February 19, 2019

Sorrow expressed as priest found guilty of child abuse

Father Francis McDermott, a priest of the Diocese of Northampton, has been found guilty of 18 counts of child sexual abuse following a trial at Aylesbury […]
November 16, 2018

Bishop Alan expresses deep sorrow for abuse victims

The Bishop of East Anglia, Rt Rev Alan Hopes, has expressed his deep sorrow for the hurt and damage caused through the Catholic Church to the […]
October 6, 2018

Diocese releases statement on Fr Cornelius O’Brien

  Following a press enquiry, the Diocese of East Anglia has issued a public statement about former priest Fr Cornelius O’Brien, who died in Wymondham in […]
February 3, 2016

Safeguarding is at heart of Church’s mission

The Catholic Church in England and Wales has restated that the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults is at the heart of the Church’s […]