- Jan 22, 2020
Ireland’s bishops have warned that this week’s European elections have “rarely been more important,” due to the “potentially profound and far-reaching implications” of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union.
Brexit’s ongoing political and economic uncertainty was the focus of the St. Patrick’s Day message of Archbishop Eamon Martin, the Primate of All Ireland.
As the British government continues to frantically try to avoid a no-deal Brexit on March 29, the Catholic Church in the country has been cautious about commenting on the country potentially crashing out of the European Union.
British Prime Minster Theresa May’s announcement that the government is scrapping a planned fee for EU citizens remaining in the UK has been welcomed by the Catholic Church.
Britain is in an “amazing political mess” over Brexit, an English bishop said.
Charging European Union citizens to secure the right to stay in Britain after Brexit is “not only unprincipled but will also create a barrier for larger families or people facing financial difficulties,” according to the Catholic bishops of England and Wales.