- Dec 3, 2020
The UK’s most senior Anglican bishops warned Monday that legislation breaching part of the Brexit divorce agreement the government signed with the European Union will set a “disastrous precedent” and could undermine peace in Northern Ireland.
Northern Ireland’s Catholic bishops have sent a letter to world leaders including Nancy Pelosi and the U.S. special envoy for Northern Ireland to urge them to use their influence to make sure the Good Friday Agreement isn’t a casualty of Brexit.
Ireland’s religious leaders are calling on Brexit negotiators to not threaten the peace on the island brought by the 1998 Good Friday Agreement.
Britain’s bishops have condemned the proposed immigration bill being considered by Parliament to deal with the post-Brexit era.
An English bishop has expressed concern that new immigration restrictions announced by the UK government could lead to an increase in human trafficking.
Priests in England and Wales are being urged to remind Catholic parishioners from European Union countries to register for a post-Brexit “settlement scheme” or risk repatriation.