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Cardinal Marx: Brexit vote 'extremely regrettable'

June 27, 2016

Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich has referred to the "Brexit" referendum victory as "extremely regrettable," and called for the strengthening of the European Union.

Speaking in his capacity as president of the Commission of Episcopal Conferences of the European Community (COMECE), Cardinal Marx expressed that group's dismay at the decision of British voters to leave the European Union. He said:

The European Union is a project of community and solidarity. A conscious withdrawal of a member is therefore painful and has consequences for all. The existing cultural and spiritual ties should be preserved, used and reinforced in the future.

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  • Posted by: jalsardl5053 - Jun. 27, 2016 8:42 PM ET USA

    Nice advertising. The European Union has become a project of unchecked bureaucracy from Brussels which does nothing to promote "cultural and spiritual ties". In fact, if you look at some of the "rulings", the kind of "spiritual ties" promoted are destructive to religious freedom (ala Obama administration).

  • Posted by: james-w-anderson8230 - Jun. 27, 2016 8:19 PM ET USA

    The EU has become, like the UN, a belligerent Big Brother totally ignoring the principal of subsidiarity. The Brits want their government back!