Salford

The proposals announced by Bishop John Arnold will also see the merger of around 100 parishes

Bishop Arnold has says Salford parishes may be cut from 150 to 75 due to a lack of priests and a declining Catholic population

‘The Mercy Bus is a way of reaching out to people who might not otherwise have contact with the Church,’ Bishop John Arnold of Salford said

Bishop of Salford says that Catholics are all selected for Francis’s team