Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster

See the 'good in the other,' says Cardinal

Following the general election result, Cardinal Vincent has welcomed the 'fresh start', but has warned that 'a lot of damage has been done', saying that it has been 'toxic' and 'dominated by blame'.

He called for a fresh start that sees the good in others. Pointing to the birth of Christ as the embodiment of God's goodness, he said: 'It is that streak of goodness written in every person that we have to see and rediscover. Concentrating on the good in every person is the fresh start we should seek.'

His full statement reads:

'This result offers a fresh start with some clarity, but it has to be fresh in more ways than politics. A lot of damage has been done over the past few years. It has been toxic, dominated by blame.

'We have to put that behind us, look each other in the eye and see the good in the other. As we approach Christmas it is the birth of Christ, the embodiment of God’s goodness, that we celebrate. It is that streak of goodness written in every person that we have to see and rediscover. Concentrating on the good in every person is the fresh start we should seek.'

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