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Bishop praises EU as Ukip rows with priest

29 May 2014 | by Paul Wilkinson , Christopher Lamb | Comments: 0

BRITAIN NEEDS to be part of a reforming European Union, the bishop with responsibility for European affairs said this week in the wake of the electoral gains by the United Kingdom Independence Party (Ukip).Bishop William Kenney said that the EU had kept the peace for 60 years and was “worth fighting for”, and that issues such as immigration, poverty and employment were better addressed working with other countries. “I honestly think there is a message there – the EU needs reforming from within,” said the bishop, who represents the English and Welsh hierarchy at Comece – the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community. “But I don’t see how getting out of it changes anything for the better.”In last week’s ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

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