Bishop Paul McAleenan, Lead Bishop for Migration and Asylum, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, writes:

“…We encourage you to signpost people towards the official information on the Settlement Scheme: gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families and to make use of the various information resources available: gov.uk/government/publications/eu-settlement-scheme-communityleaders-toolkit.

Finally, we urge the whole Catholic community to take up Pope Francis’ call to welcome, protect, promote and help to integrate everyone who has made their home here – with particular concern at present for our European brothers and sisters.”