The Right Reverend Graham James, Bishop of Norwich
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

Church 'has duty' to discuss politics, Bishops say

The Church of England "has a right and a duty" to speak in the political debate ahead of May's general election, Church leaders say.

In a letter to congregations, the House of Bishops has called for a "fresh moral vision" by politicians.

It says it does not endorse a political party but urges parishioners to vote and calls for debate on issues such as nuclear defence and the economy.

Some Conservative MPs have criticised the Church's intervention.

Caroline Wyatt reports.

  • 17 Feb 2015
  • From the section UK
Go to next video: Should church speak out on politics?