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Croatian bishops encourage 'Yes' vote on EU membership

Catholic World News - January 18, 2012

The Catholic bishops of Croatia are urging the faithful to vote in favor of entry into the European Union.

“We invite all Croatian citizens and faithful to push all their fears and resignations to one side and welcome the future with courage," said the Croatian bishops, in a statement released by the episcopal conference.

Catholic bishops in Europe have consistently supported the European Union, despite the body's frequent display of disinterest and even outright hostility toward Catholic interests on issues ranging from abortion and marriage to religious freedom and the persecution of Christians.

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  • Posted by: jimr451 - Jan. 19, 2012 7:16 AM ET USA

    Sad - the last paragraph says it all. Do they see how the EU is treating Ireland?

  • Posted by: James Matthew Wilson - Jan. 18, 2012 9:17 PM ET USA

    The correct word would be "uninterest," or, frankly, hostility. The one thing the EU has not displayed is "disinterest" in the role of the Church in public life.

  • Posted by: kmbold - Jan. 18, 2012 6:49 PM ET USA

    Not to mix metaphors too much, but those pied pipers seem to be leading the children onto a sinking ship full of rats.

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