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21st June 2022

Dear Friends,

With rail strikes, the cost of living and many other concerns occupying us at the moment, the war in Ukraine has been displaced from the headlines. Yet the situation still continues, with much suffering and destruction. Let’s not forget the peoples of Ukraine – and also of Russia – in our prayers to the Lord. Meanwhile, welcome to this week’s e-News – a week in which we will be celebrating on Friday the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and so there are a number of articles relating to this great feast this week. You might wish to say the Litany of the Sacred Heart, which you can find here. The other big news this week is that the relics of St. Bernadette are going to come on visitation to the Cathedral of our Diocese in September: you can read about it below. Thanks to all the good work for the Lord that is going on across the Diocese and to those who have shared it with us in e-News. I wish you a blessed week ahead.

With all good wishes and an assurance of my prayers,

In Corde Iesu

+ Philip

Bishop of Portsmouth

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