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British bishops call for civility after Brexit vote

June 24, 2016

Responding to the "Brexit" decision, the British Catholic bishops have issued a statement saying that the referendum decision "must be respected whatever our personal views."

The statement from the bishops' conference-- signed by Father Christopher Thomas, its general secretary-- referred to the heat generated by the "Brexit" vote, saying that "we should seek to regain the mutual respect and civility, so important in our national conversation."

Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster, England's leading Catholic prelate, said that the country's people must now face the results of leaving the European Union, and "work hard to show ourselves to be good neighbors."

 
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  • Posted by: Travelling - Jun. 26, 2016 9:10 PM ET USA

    It is a nightmare here for those of us who voted out last week, never have I been so shocked at the level of vitriol expressed towards those who don't share the subjective opinions of the remain campaign. We are being accused of being bigoted, racist and having no intelligence. The bishops' words should be more widely publicised and try politicians here should also express the same. Our country is really divided and this is the work of the devil. Please pray for us.