Bishop of Leicester, the Right reverent Tim Stevens
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Church of England: Public should 'ask the big questions'

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 urging congregations to vote, the House of Bishops calls for a "fresh moral vision" by politicians.

It does not endorse a political party but encourages debate on issues such as nuclear defence and the economy.

Speaking to the BBC's Caroline Wyatt, the Bishop of Leicester, the Right Reverend Tim Stevens said he wanted people to "ask the big questions about what kind of society we want to live in".

  • 17 Feb 2015
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