- Jan 20, 2021
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.
Irish Republican Army dissidents planted a bomb on a truck that was intended to explode on the day Britain left the European Union last week, police in Northern Ireland said Thursday.
Britain formally left the European Union on Friday night, and Cardinal Vincent Nichols said it was “an opportunity to move beyond the divisions which have been evident at many levels in our society.”
As Brexit takes effect Friday, residents on both sides of the Irish border are concerned about protecting the relative peace and prosperity after the 1998 Good Friday Agreement.
With Britain’s departure from the European Union, identity and customs checks could return to the Irish border — and with it, people fear, the enmities that caused the decades of violence.
Europe’s Catholic bishops urged their citizens to “wake up” and find new hope by rediscovering the continent’s Christian roots.