Plenary Meeting

Plenary: May 2019

The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales met for the first of their bi-annual plenary meetings at the Royal English College Valladolid, on 3 May 2019 to 5 May 2019. Here you can read/download the statements and resolutions. Read more


Bishops welcome Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation: Christus Vivit - Christ is Alive

Pope Francis today released his Post-Synodal Exhortation Christus Vivit - Christ is Alive - to Young People and to the entire People of God, following the Synod of Bishops in October 2018. The theme of the Synod was "Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment".

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Religious Freedom

Religious Freedom

Christian leaders today called on Government to protect Christians facing persecution and to promote freedom of religion and belief more widely. Read more


Counter Gang Culture

Cardinal Vincent Nichols joined other church leaders in central London for a rally to call for an end to knife crime, to demand action and to stand alongside...Read more


Immigration Detention

Bishop Paul McAleenan has called for MPs to support a 28-day time limit on immigration detention, saying that detaining people indefinitely “does not reflect...Read more

Motu Proprio

New norms for the whole Church against those who abuse or cover up

Pope Francis’ Motu proprio, "Vos estis lux mundi", establishes new procedures for reporting abuse and violence, and ensures that Bishops and Religious Superiors are held accountable for their actions. It includes the obligation for clerics and religious to report abuse. Every Diocese must have a system that allows the public to submit reports easily.

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