As we approach the General Election on 8 June, we offer you these considerations.
As Catholics and citizens of the UK, our lives are shaped by the vision inspired by our faith. Pope Francis says:
“An authentic faith . . . always involves a deep desire to change the world, to transmit values, to leave this earth somehow better than we found it. We love this magnificent planet on which God has put us, and we love the human family which dwells here, with all its tragedies and struggles, its hopes and aspirations, its strengths and weaknesses. The earth is our common home and all of us are brothers and sisters.” Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium §183
These words encourage us to approach this General Election with a positive determination to consider carefully all that is at stake.
An important duty of every UK citizen with the right to vote is to take part in this General Election. Please make sure that you are registered. Please do vote. Your vote is a matter of conscience. It is your judgement about all that God wants of us, both personally and as a society.