Bishops' Letter

General Election: Supporting Marriage and Family Life

24/02/2015 11:00 am

Cardinal Nichols sits on a sofa with a Catholic family

The Christian understanding of marriage, founded on a loving and faithful relationship between a man and a woman, is the basic building block of society. It provides stability for the nurturing and education of children.

Today, families are more diverse and fragile than they were and there are many families of all kinds where love and commitment are found. Society needs good and strong families which are dedicated to the well-being of their children.

A commitment to support the family should be at the heart of social and political life.

Do your candidates have a commitment to support marriage and family life?


You can download a full PDF of the Bishops' letter on the General Election 2015 to the right of this page. Available in English and Welsh.

To read the letter online, click on the contents list below to navigate:


Respecting Life

Supporting Marriage and Family Life

Alleviating Poverty

Educating for the good of all

Building Communities
- Europe
- The Voluntary Sector
- Living Wage and the Dignity of Human Work
- Asylum and Immigration
- Religious Freedom

Caring for the World
- Overseas Aid and Development
- Climate Change and Sustainable Development


Get the latest from the Catholic Church on the 2015 General Election.


General Election 2015

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The Bishops' letter to Catholics in England and Wales about the 2015 General Election. 


Welsh: General Election 2015

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The Bishops' letter to Catholics in England and Wales about the 2015 General Election. Welsh language version.