Bishops' Plenary Meeting: November 2012

Here you will find the resolutions made by the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales at their November 2012 plenary meeting at Hinsley Hall in the Diocese of Leeds. Subjects covered: Catholic Education, Human Trafficking, Same-Sex Marriage, Prayer for Peace in the Middle East and the principle of the Living Wage.


Living Wage

The Bishops’ Conference recognises that fair wages are essential to the common good of our society. In accordance with Catholic social teaching, and as part...Read more


Religious Education

The bishops agreed four resolutions relating to Catholic education and schools at their November 2012 plenary meeting: Religious Education and the Common Goo...Read more


Middle East

Conscious of the civil war in Syria and its impact on neighbouring countries, as well as the continuing conflict in the Holy Land, the Bishops’ Conference as...Read more



The Bishops’ Conference commends the request to observe the Feast of St Josephine Bakhita - 8 February - as a Day of Prayer for Victims of Trafficking and th...Read more


Same-sex Marriage

"Together with many people both within and beyond the faith communities of England and Wales we remain firmly opposed to the government's proposal to redefin...Read more