Bishop in Northern Ireland lauds EU
June 21, 2016
A bishop in Northern Ireland has urged voters in the UK to vote against leaving the European Union in the upcoming “Brexit” referendum.
“The European enterprise,” said Bishop Noel Treanor Down and Connor, is “a highly calibrated political architecture, unique on the face of the earth and in human history,” The Irish Times reported.
“The European project is not a monstrous bureaucracy,” he continued. “It is a serious and honorable attempt to realize that aspiration for a world governance authority at the service of the common good of the human family, set out by Pope John XXIII in his 1963 encyclical letter, Pacem in Terris.”
“Notwithstanding all that the EEC and the EU have achieved and delivered, despite the fact that it is much envied beyond its borders, despite its prophetic character for future configuration of global governance and politics, for many reasons it is something of a victim of its own success,” he added.
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