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EU Referendum – Don’t forget the poor, says Bishop

12th Mar 2016

Don’t forget the poor at the EU Referendum ballot box, the Bishop of Chelmsford, Stephen Cottrell has said.

“As a Christian you should vote not for what is best for you, but for what you truly believe will be best for the world, and with a particular concern for the poor and the dispossessed. Let what Peter said to Paul, which he by the way, heard gladly, ring in our ears too: ‘They asked only one thing, that we remember the poor.’ (Galatians 2. 10)

“What we need as a nation is vision: a vision for our country, which is itself a united kingdom of different nations, and a vision for Europe and the world which emphasises our belonging to and our responsibility for each other.”

said the Bishop.

Bishop Stephen was addressing the Chelmsford Diocesan Synod on 12 March 2016.

Download Bishop Stephen's Presidential Address.