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Cardinal Nichols launches appeal for every parish to set up an evangelisation team

Cardinal says new Government must give attention to the ‘needs of the poorest’

At the next general election we will lose a number of prominent Catholic MPs

Bishops say lesbian and gay Catholics fear the move would remove their legal rights

Fr Robert Byrne will serve as an auxiliary bishop in Birmingham

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

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

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

Here we publish the bishops’ conference briefing in full

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