Statement on the Settlement Scheme for EU citizens

Statement on the Settlement Scheme for EU citizens
The Catholic Church in England and Wales stands in solidarity with all EU citizens who have made their home here. As the majority are themselves Catholic this is a special pastoral concern for us.
The Church has experienced first-hand the extensive contribution that people from across Europe have made to our society. They are an integral and valued part of our parishes, schools and communities.
We also recognise the evidence that immigration from Europe has not undermined opportunities for UK citizens, but rather brought considerable economic and social benefits.
It is clear that since the 2016 referendum many people living here have faced profound uncertainty and insecurity about their future.

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