“Of course it is good news that fewer people are forced to seek an alternative to their lives. But the figures cannot hide the fact that behind them there are many stories of frustration and suffering. People may be reduced to numbers, but their lives cannot” – Jose Ignacio Garcia SJ.
Bishop Noel Treanor addresses autumn plenary assembly of the 27 bishops’ conferences of COMECE in Brussels on the possible impact of the UK’s decision to leave the EU.
"We live in a world which is often harsh and violent. We have witnessed horrific, hate-filled violence and retaliation on our streets again," Archbishop of Dublin.
The instinct would, understandably, be to pull back and close in on ourselves but that would give in to those behind such attacks, who want separation, mistrust and fear.
"Let us pray that there can be an end to such terror attacks and hope for a future in which peace and security will prevail over violence & loss of human life."