European Citizens

04/08/2017 11:00 am

Approximately 60% of the 3.2 million EU nationals living in the UK are Catholics and safeguarding their future is a priority for the Church. We are advocating for their status to be guaranteed at the earliest possible opportunity, with minimum disruption to family life.

Leaving the EU is also likely to affect the Church’s pastoral work in a number of other areas including supporting prisoners and tackling modern slavery. We believe that these issues should be considered before we leave the EU, in order to protect vulnerable members of our society.