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28th June 2022

Dear Friends,

I am sending this e-News to you from an early train to London, to Westminster where the Bishops of England and Wales are gathering for a plenary session. The purpose of this overnight meeting is to finalise the national Synod Document that will be submitted to Rome for discussion at European level over the coming months. When this National Synthesis, as it is called, is finalised I will publish it in e-News. Reading through the draft, it is pleasing to see many of the issues and themes raised in the Diocese reflected in it. Many thanks to all of you who contributed. We had about 5000 submissions to our Diocese of Portsmouth document. Meanwhile, welcome to a bumper edition of e-News for this week – and thank you to all who submitted items. Spare a thought and pray for teachers and children in our Catholic schools in these last weeks of the academic year – always a joyful but busy time. God bless you all this week. (The next edition of e-News will be in two weeks’ time).

With all good wishes and an assurance of my prayers,

In Corde Iesu

+ Philip

Bishop of Portsmouth

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