Responding to the U.K.’s EU referendum, the Primate of the Southern Province of the Church of Ireland, the Most Rev. Michael Jackson, Archbishop of Dublin and Bishop of Glendalough, issued the following statement.
At this time of considerable uncertainty for the people of Ireland following the outcome of the referendum on continuing EU membership in the United Kingdom, our hopes and prayers are for stability and clarity in finding the best path forward.
Many people in Ireland fear the impact that this momentous decision will have on their lives in ways that are still incalculable and unknown. We pray for wisdom and foresight on the part of those who lead us politically, socially and economically and for those who will negotiate on our behalf on how best to express and fulfil our role in Ireland within the European Union.