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The Bishopric of the Forces

exists to provide for the spiritual,

sacramental and pastoral well-being of Catholic servicemen and women, and their families, within the British Armed Forces. Unlike any other diocese, the Bishopric of the Forces has no geographical boundaries but encompasses anywhere in the world that United Kingdom military personnel are serving or deployed. As the Bishop in Ordinary, I enjoy the support of excellent Chaplains, priests and deacons, who work tirelessly, and often at great personal cost to themselves, to ensure the Gospel of the Lord, Jesus Christ, is proclaimed boldly. This means that in times of joy and sadness, at home or deployed, our people experience the gentle friendship of the Lord who is

always close at hand.

- Bishop Paul Mason, HM Forces

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