Bishop Bernard was speaking to members of the Our Lady of Assumption Parish Congregation at Hahela on Sunday.
He said it was crucial for a peaceful post referendum transition period.
“We’ll not tell you to vote for independence or vote for autonomy. We’ll only support whatever the outcome is – independence or autonomy,” he told the congregation.
He further said as the Bishop, he will not let his church get involved in politics as it was the work of the government.