Introduction

Bishops' Plenary - November 2015

The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales met for the second of their bi-annual plenary meetings of 2015. 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 16 - 19 Nov 2015.

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Plenary Summary

The Bishops of England and Wales met at Hinsley Hall, Leeds, for their autumn plenary meeting from 16-19 November 2015. The bishops discussed and voted on a...Read more

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Refugee Crisis

The Bishops of England and Wales released a statement on the on-going refugee crisis after their November 2015 plenary meeting. They call on the government t...Read more

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Resolutions

Here you can read or download the resolutions from the Bishops' Plenary Meeting held at Hinsley Hall, Leeds, from 16 - 19 November 2015. The statement releas...Read more

20/11/2015 11:59 am

Statement on the Refugee Crisis

The Bishops of England and Wales released a statement on the on-going refugee crisis after their November 2015 plenary meeting. They call on the government to expedite the Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme and give it priority during the next 18 months: "This compassionate programme could realistically be extended to more of the millions of displaced people. The barbarous attacks in Paris last week should not deter us from caring for those in need." 

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24/11/2015 4:00 pm

A note on the Bishops’ Conference resolution on the Good Friday Prayer for the Jews

In 1970, the Prayer for the Jews in the liturgy of Good Friday was revised so as to reflect and express the teaching on Judaism contained in the Vatican II document Nostra Aetate. In particular it removed offensive references to the Jews and did not pray for the conversion of the Jews. This was in light of the fact that Nostra Aetate acknowledged the unique spiritual bond between Christians and Jews since it was the Jews who first heard the Word of God.

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14/11/2014 12:00 pm

November 2015 Plenary Resolutions

Here you can read or download the resolutions from the Bishops' Plenary Meeting held at Hinsley Hall, Leeds, from 16 - 19 November 2015. The statement released on the refugee crisis is separate but linked.

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20/11/2015 12:25 pm

Resolutions from the Bishops' Plenary meeting held in Leeds in November 2015

The Bishops of England and Wales met at Hinsley Hall, Leeds, for their autumn plenary meeting from 16-19 November 2015. The bishops discussed and voted on a number of important subjects, prayed for the victims and those affected by the horrific terror attacks in Paris, and issued resolutions on the refugee crisis, the adoption of the National Vocations Framework, Day for Life, the 50th Anniversary of Nostra Aetate and the Good Friday Prayer and more. 

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