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Dutch bishops affirm support for EU

March 02, 2017

A delegation of Dutch bishops, led by the president of the episcopal conference, recently visited Brussels to affirm their support for the European Union.

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Following the meeting, Auxiliary Bishop Theodorus Hoogenboom of Utrecht said:

We hope that our visit will strengthen the ties with all those people who contribute to the future of an organized and living Europe, in which there are three main objectives: a return to the values of the founding fathers of the European Union; the need to solve common problems together building on the member States’ shared history and culture; to work at the European Peace project as being more than just a common market.

The Netherlands, a nation of 17.0 million, is 28% Catholic and 19% Protestant, with 42% professing no religion.


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