Bishops say that respecting a public vote is essential, but they cautioned that “democracy and committed debate do not end after the counting of votes.”
Over the decade from 2007 to 2017, government restrictions on religion – laws, policies and actions by state officials that restrict religious beliefs and practices – increased markedly around the world, says report.
“Our care for those in such situations is the test of our common humanity and our solidarity with some of the most fragile of our brothers and sisters." – Bishop John Wilson.
COMECE president says the decision of the British electorate confronts the European Union and its Member States with questions about their goals and their tasks.
“Many people in Ireland fear the impact that this momentous decision will have on their lives in ways that are still incalculable and unknown" - Archbishop Jackson.