UK diocese survey seeks feedback from lapsed Catholics

An English diocese has launched an online survey aimed at finding out reasons why baptised Catholics have drifted away from the faith.

Portsmouth diocese is working with St Mary’s University on the scheme called “share your story”.

The survey will be conducted between October 1 and January 1 and will ask questions such as whether people agree with Church doctrine or not and whether they felt welcome or not.

The survey takes 15 minutes and can be done anonymously.

Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth said he hopes the survey will help enlighten priests and laity about the challenges the Church faces in the contemporary world.

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