Cardinal Vincent Nichols has issued a statement on the UK leaving the European Union:
“As the UK formally leaves the European Union, we have an opportunity to move beyond the divisions which have been evident at many levels in our society.
“It is important for everyone to renew a commitment to each other through everyday acts of kindness, being good neighbors, welcoming the stranger and caring for the most vulnerable in our society. In these ways, we contribute to the common good at every level of society, from national politics to individual generosity, particularly for those in greatest hardship and uncertainty. As Catholics, with all people of goodwill, we commit ourselves to playing our role in this endeavor.”