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CV Italy gives training to Archdiocese of Milan

CV Italy gives training to Archdiocese of Milan

Martina Pastorelli, who leads Catholic Voices Italia, spent two days recently teaching the CV methods and approach to the heads of communications offices of the various dioceses of Lombardy. The course on 16-17 June took place at the Seveso pastoral centre and was organised by Fr Davide Milani, who is in charge of communications for the Archdiocese of Milan. Details (in Italian) on the CV Italia website here.

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Future UK priests learn reframing from CV

Future UK priests learn reframing from CV

A two-day training for 50 future priests at Oscott College seminary near Birmingham was led by Austen Ivereigh, Jack Valero, Kathleen Griffin and Brenden Thompson on 16-17 June. The seminarians did mock local radio interviews on a variety of topics including the bishops’ position on the EU referendum, the likelihood of women deacons, and clerical sex abuse. They also did role-plays examining Amoris Laetitia and practised persuasive short talks on different topics.

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CV UK holds EU Referendum debate

CV UK holds EU Referendum debate

A vigorous but always good-natured debate was hosted by Catholic Voices on 15 June at Westminster Cathedral Hall in central London on the issue of the EU Referendum. The speakers - politicians and experts — managed to move the mildly pro-Remain 150-strong audience in the direction of Brexit. Details at our blog here  You can watch both the main speeches and the floor speeches elsewhere on this website and also here. 

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CV launches in flooded Paris

CV launches in flooded Paris

The River Seine had burst its banks when CV coordinator Kathleen Griffin last weekend led the 18-strong French CV group for its media training. The group, known as CathoVoice, is the 21st group to form since Catholic Voices started in the UK in 2010.   Among the topics treated in as-live TV and radio interviews were paedophilia and the differences Pope Francis has made since he became Pope. Two of the leaders of CathoVoice, Amicie Pelissie du Rausas and Franziska Harter have...

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BBC Merseyside - Laura Thompson on Forgiving Abortion 27/11/2016

BBC Radio 4 Sunday Programme - Austen Ivereigh on Fidel Castro and Faith 27/11/2016


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