Introduction

Bishops' Plenary - November 2016

The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales met for the second 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 14 - 17 November 2016.

Resolution

Ban the Box

Recognising the central role of employment in helping people leaving prison to become reintegrated into society, the Bishops’ Conference agrees to ‘Ban the B...Read more

Resolution

Laudato 'si

Reflecting on the challenge presented by Pope Francis in his Encyclical, Laudato 'si, the Bishops’ Conference encourages the use of practical resources provi...Read more

Resolution

Eucharistic Congress

The Bishops’ Conference supports the proposal for a Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress to take place in Liverpool in September 2018. Read more

Prisons

The Right Road

‘The Right Road’ draws expertise from Catholic chaplains, charities and experts working in the field of criminal justice, to make recommendations for prison reform in today’s context.

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