London, England, Jun 24, 2016 / 03:26 am
After Britain's passing of the historic referendum to withdraw from the European Union, the UK's leading prelate stressed the need to continue working with the international community, and to ensure that the vulnerable in society remain protected.
"A great tradition of the United Kingdom is to respect the will of the people, expressed at the ballot box," said Cardinal Vincent Nichols, archbishop of Westminster, in a statement Friday. "Today we set out on a new course that will be demanding on all."
"Our prayer is that all will work in this task with respect and civility, despite deep differences of opinion," the cardinal continued.
"We pray that in this process the most vulnerable will be supported and protected, especially those who are easy targets for unscrupulous employers and human traffickers."