I also wrote:
"I hope and I pray that The Tablet story is not correct, does not tell the full story in some way or another. If this proves to be the case, and I hear about it, I will, of course, let visitors to this blog know immediately."
I am grateful to Nicolas Bellord, a visitor to my blog, who has just written to me as follows:
"The document by the Swiss Bishops can be found at:I will return to this important matter as soon as I have a good translation of the Swiss bishops' communication.
"Nowhere does it say that voting in the referendum is a matter of conscience. What they do say is that accepting public financing of abortion leads to a normalisation of abortion. They are saying that it is not enough just to vote against this particular aspect but society needs to fight against abortion generally.
"They are a sorry lot at The Tablet."
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