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Faith leaders have expressed their concern about the reported rise in racial hatred (© Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Cardinal Nichols joins the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Chief Rabbi and an imam in urging Britain to unite against prejudice

Demonstrators rally in London on June 24, 2016, in support of immigrants after Britain voted to leave the European Union in a historic referendum. (Kyodo)
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Cardinal Vincent Nichols  (PA)

The Archbishop of Westminster has said ‘every leader needs to reflect on our failure to listen’ to people following Brexit vote

David Cameron with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at EU headquarters in Brussels (AP)

Lord Alton has accused European Commission president Jean Claude-Juncker of ‘disdainful arrogance’

Pope Francis (AP)

Francis told reporters that the European Union needs to change, but added ‘the baby shouldn’t be thrown out with the bathwater’

The sun rises on the Houses of Parliament the morning after Britain vote to leave the EU

Two things drove the anger behind Brexit: a decline in living standards, and a feeling of powerlessness

Thanks to social media, Britons are becoming enclosed in virtual echo chambers (AP)

However loud you are on social media your vote is worth no more than those who say nothing

The Clash pictured in New York in 1981 (AP)

Europe must change and reform and will do so

Archbishop Peter Smith  (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Archbishop Peter Smith discussed the upcoming referendum in an interview with Vatican Radio