Britain does not want to leave Europe, just the EU, says Cardinal Nichols

Posted March 31, 2017 6:38 pm by Madeleine Teahan

The triggering of Article 50 following Britain’s decision to leave the European Union does not mean the country wants to leave Europe, the leader of the Catholic Church in England and Wales has said.
According to Vatican Radio, Cardinal Nichols was speaking at a symposium for young people in Barcelona on Wednesday when he said the country had been divided over Brexit but now it was time to “move on”.
Although Britain was leaving the EU, he said, “it should be pointed out that England does not want to leave Europe,” adding: “The issue at stake is the European Union.”
The cardinal insisted

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