Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster

Cardinal’s Brexit statement: ‘Commit to each other through kindness’

Statement from Cardinal Nichols 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 neighbours, 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 good will, we commit ourselves to playing our role in this endeavour.