Bishops' Plenary - April 2016

The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales met for the first of their bi-annual plenary meetings of 2016. In this section you can read and download the statements and resolutions from the meeting that took place at Hinsley Hall in the Diocese of Leeds from 11 - 14 April 2016.


EU Referendum

On Thursday 23 June, UK citizens will vote in the referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union. Reflecting on the forthcoming vote, the Bishops s...Read more


Resolution: Queen's 90th

The Bishops’ Conference establishes that, at all Sunday Masses on 11-12 June 2016, each parish prays for Her Majesty the Queen to mark her 90th birthday by i...Read more


Short Resolutions

Here you can read or download the more concise resolutions from the Bishops' Plenary Meeting held at Hinsley Hall, Leeds, from 11 - 14 April 2016. Read more

Marriage and Family

Resolution on the Apostolic Exhortation 'Amoris Laetitia'

The Bishops of England and Wales welcome the Pope's Exhortation Amoris Laetitia. Following the two synods on the family, the Exhortation is intended to aid reflection, dialogue, and pastoral practice on love and family. It offers great help and encouragement to families in their daily commitments and challenges. We are inspired by the Pope’s portrayal of God's love present in the daily and often messy realities of family life. 

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