Ahead of the general election on 7 May, the Bishops of England and Wales have written a letter to all the faithful encouraging their participation. It was released at a press conference hosted by Cardinal Vincent on 24 February.
The letter asks Catholics to think about what kind of society we are striving to create together at home and abroad and is built on 5 themes: dignity of the person, religious freedom, crisis of trust in society, creativity in enterprise and solidarity with the wider world.
The letter in full can be read HERE.
Several of the Bishops of England and Wales have also recorded short videos expanding on the issues and questions raised by the Letter.
Archbishop Peter Smith on the duty to vote
Cardinal Vincent Nichols on religious freedom
Bishop John Arnold on aid and development
Bishop Patrick Lynch on immigration
Archbishop Malcolm McMahon on Catholic education
Bishop Terry Drainey on domestic poverty
Bishop Peter Doyle on supporting marriage and family life
Bishop John Sherrington on respecting life