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People: Vincent Nichols
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Be brave, archbishop tells Birmingham's Catholic men

THE ARCHBISHOP Of Birmingham has called on Catholics to bear witness to all that is good in society and to be courageous in the face of prejudice.

In his homily at the annual Easter Men's Mass at St Chad's cathedral on Easter Monday Archbishop Vincent Nichols said Christianity still had an important role to play in the life of liritain. "The time is right for us to be resolute in sharing our faith with others we should always he sensitive to the spirit of another, a spirit that is often bruised and hurting but also, hidden, longing for the Good News of God," he said.

The archbishop said Catholics had a duty to protest at the destruction of human life in abortion and laboratory experiments and to combat the poverty of the world and the humanitarian crisis facing Iraq.

He concluded: "There is readiness among people today to see and treasure that which is of lasting value, that which is noble and true, that which is wholesome and good. Be witnesses to Christ for he is all of this and far more."

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