Posts Tagged ‘Bishop Tom Burns’

Three UK bishops agree with calls for more married priests Comments 0

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Three England and Wales bishops have backed suggestions that permission to ordain married men to the priesthood be widened. This followed reports that Pope Francis would like bishops’ conferences to achieve consensus and put forward reform ideas to Rome. The Pope reportedly made this suggestion to a bishop from a remote diocese in Brazil. During Read more

Bishops’ decision not to publish Vatican survey findings criticised Comments 0

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

A British bishop has criticised a decision by his confreres not to publish the findings of a Vatican survey about the family. Bishop Tom Burns of Menevia said the UK bishops should publish the findings of the survey. It asked questions on cohabitation, contraception and same-sex marriage. This is in the interests of transparency, he Read more