In 2012, the government launched a consultation on changing the legal definition of marriage. Archbishop Vincent Nichols and Archbishop Peter Smith, President and Vice President of the Bishops' Conference respectively, wrote to Catholic parishioners to voice their opposition to any change in the law and to encourage participation in the consultation.
To promote understanding of the issues surrounding the government's 2012 consultation on Equal Civil Marriage and to help our parishioners respond, we produc...Read more
The Home Office has launched its consultation on Equal Civil Marriage which seeks to extend the right to a civil marriage to same sex couples.Read more
Writing in 'The Catholic Herald' in March 2012, Archbishop Nichols recalled Cardinal Hume's concern that those of a same-sex orientation should feel welcome...Read more