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Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales

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The Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales (CBCEW) is the episcopal conference of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales.

About

The Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales is the permanent assembly of Catholic Bishops and Personal Ordinaries in the two member countries. The membership of the Conference comprises the Archbishops, Bishops and Auxiliary Bishops of the 22 Dioceses within England and Wales, the Bishop of the Forces (Military Ordinariate), the Apostolic Eparch of the Ukrainian Church in Great Britain, the Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, and the Apostolic Prefect of the Falkland Islands.

Structure

President
Vincent Nichols, Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster
Vice-President
Peter Smith, Archbishop of Southwark
General Secretary
Rev. Christopher Thomas, Diocese of Nottingham
Membership

Departments

The conference is divided into departments each dealing with specific topic matters. There are seven departments, these being:

  • Catholic Communications Network
  • Catholic Education and Formation
  • Christian Life and Worship
  • Christian Responsibility and Citizenship
  • Dialogue and Unity
  • Evangelisation and Catecehis
  • International Affairs

Each department consists of bishops and staff, and is chaired by one bishop. Other bishops contribute as episcopal staff, and there are a few other members serving as staff. Each department is further subdivided into committees; a separate member of the episcopal staff of that department oversees the reports and work of their committee.

Other agencies

Other agencies of the Bishops' Conference include:

See also

External links

  • Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales official website
  • Catholic News official website
  • Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales webpage. GCatholic website
  • CAFOD
  • Caritas - Social Action
  • Catholic Association
  • Catholic Education Service
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