Vatican Survey Probes Catholic Views on Divorce, Same-Sex Marriage and Contraception
Madeleine Teahan - Catholic Herald
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November 2, 2013

Archbishop Nichols has said he will 'attend carefully to the outcomes of this broad process of consulation.' (

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference for England and Wales (CBCEW) has urged Catholics to respond to a survey on same-sex marriage, divorce and contraception, ahead of the Vatican synod on the family next October.

Following a request from the Vatican to the world’s bishops, urging them to distribute the questionaire as widely as possible, the Archbishop of Westminster announced the launch of the consulation in order to prepare for the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the ‘Pastoral Challenges of the family in the context of evangelisation.’

Writing in the Catholic Universe, Archbishop Vincent Nichols said: “Your participation is important. It will bring to bishops attending this synod the thoughts and experiences of people who live the vocation of Christian marriage and family life and of those who have responsibilty for their pastoral care.”

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