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Topic: Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales

Pope appoints first Oratorian bishop in England for 140 years

Fr Robert Byrne will serve as an auxiliary bishop in Birmingham

Be reassured: we are not being asked to decide Church teaching in an opinion poll

Cardinal Peter Erdo, a leading canon lawyer, says the Synod will be based on Church teaching, not public opinion

Doctors criticise bishops’ report into Liverpool Care Pathway

Author of the bishops’ report says LCP is not ‘inherently unethical’ but has been ‘badly implemented’

Bishops’ conference advises Government over children of Catholic Royals

Lord Wallace discloses Church’s advice during House of Lords debate

Bishops’ briefing on same-sex marriage Bill: full text

Here we publish the bishops’ conference briefing in full

Bishops to send out a million postcards on marriage

In accompanying letter Archbishop Smith urges priests to ‘do all you can’ to oppose Bill

Why is there in the Church, on both sides of the Atlantic, such a failure of leadership? Is it because it is being frustrated by bishops’ conferences?

The bureaucratisation of the hierarchy has left the Church rudderless and ineffective

Nuncio urges bishops: fight Lord Falconer’s assisted suicide Bill

The Bill, to be introduced in the Commons in January, is the sixth attempt to legalise assisted suicide in a decade

England and Wales to see sharp rise in ordinations

Number of priestly ordinations expected to almost double in two years

Nuncio urges bishops to be outspoken in their defence of Church teaching

Archbishop Mennini says ‘we must not lose hope in dialogue’ with the secular world