The National Conference of Priests begins today at Trinity and All Saints College in Leeds. Around 75 priests and 25 observers are expected to attend the five-day event. The theme this year is: Priesthood - Dying and Rising (Healing Priesthood). There will be two keynote speakers. On 4 September, Rev Gerard Egan will address the conference on: Healing Priesthood, and on 5 September, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, will speak on: The State of the Church in England and Wales.