Bishops encourage Catholics to use their vote on June 8th

As the General Election on June 8th fast approaches, the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales have issue a guidance letter encouraging Catholics to be engaged and take an active part in the election. How you vote is a matter of conscience, and the bishops encourage everyone to use their vote at such a crucial time for our country as we prepare for Brexit.

The guidance offered by the bishops are taken from Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation ON THE PROCLAMATION OF THE GOSPEL IN TODAY’S WORLD (Evangelii Gaudium).

‘To a great extent the outcome of this election will determine the approach taken on how this (leaving the European Union) is achieved, the priorities we pursue and the values we wish to treasure as our own in the UK and as partners with countries around the world. It will determine how we can heal divisions in our society, care for the vulnerable, how our public services are run and whether we can remain a united kingdom.’

The letter offers both general guidelines and specific questions to encourage voters to communicate and engage with election candidates on various issues including family life, freedom of religion and social action regarding asylum seekers and refugees.

Engage with your candidates and vote with an informed conscience. We have a duty to vote on June 8th.


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