Britain must reconnect with its Christian roots to heal post-referendum divisions – CatholicHerald.co.uk

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Britain must reconnect with its Christian roots to heal post-referendum divisions by Francis Phillips

posted Monday, 27 Jun 2016

People leave a polling station on June 23 (PA)St John Paul II once pleaded with the EU to recognise its Christian traditions, but unfortunately his appeal fell on deaf earsI was going to start this blog with a cliché like, “Now that the dust has settled on the referendum vote to leave the EU”, but then it struck me that the dust hasn’t settled at all. As anyone who read my blog for last Thursday will know, I voted for Brexit. This brought divisions within the family: one son actively campaigned to leave; one daughter voted to remain (while her husband, from Northern Ireland, voted to leave); another son-in-law, who is from an EU country, now feels he is unwelcome in the UK. My youngest daughter’s carer, who is in her…

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