Religious leaders recommit to “reconciled, united, democratic and hospitable Europe” in online meeting with European Commission vice-president
The Archbishop of Luxembourg and president of the EU Bishops warns nationalistic responses to COVID have “the explosive power to smash the EU”
“Let’s welcome migrants with humanity, fraternity and solidarity. Let’s give them a place at our table”, said Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ, President of COMECE, on the eve of the 106th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, which will be celebrated on Sunday 27 September 2020.
“It is clear” that current opportunities for women in the Church are “not enough”, Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich has lamented.
Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich has said that the COVID-19 pandemic is the right time to settle the debt Europe has accrued with Africa after having exploited its resources.
“On behalf of all the Bishops of the European Union, I share the drama and sadness of the people of Beirut following the horrific and deadly explosions in the port of the capital of Lebanon”, the president of the Commission of the Bishops of the EU (COMECE), Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, has said.
Cardinal Hollerich has hit out at a “new selfishness” in Europe, saying that “we cannot be Christians without having in our hearts the people who need help”.
The COVID-19 crisis “is nothing compared to the difficulties that will be caused by climate change”, Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich has warned.
On the occasion of Europe Day this May 9, Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich has exhorted the continent to “solidarity and charity” to beat the “virus of nationalism and egoism”.
“Women have to share power in the Church”, Luxembourger cardinal and President of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) Jean-Claude Hollerich has insisted.
With respect to the discord taking hold in the EU over the coronavirus, “the politicians are falling short”, the President of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union, Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, has denounced.
Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, Archbishop of Luxembourg and President of the Commission of the Episcopal Conferences of Europe, has a concern that comes from the heart.
Following a deal reached between the European Union and Turkey in March 2016, Turkey has been taking measures to prevent migrants – many of them fleeing the conflict in Syria – from reaching the EU, in exchange for European aid for migrants and refugees, and for relaxation of EU visa requirements for Turkish citizens.
On the situation of migrants and refugees in the Mediterranean, we in Europe “must be fiercely ashamed that we have not done anything to help”, Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich has denounced.
Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich has denounced the political inaction on the Mediterranean refugee crisis that he said is due to “fear of right-wing parties”.
Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich has advocated from the Amazon Synod in Rome for the appointment of women as cardinals of the Church.
“We cannot continue having wild capitalism”, where “nation-states cannot control big companies, or the flow of money anymore”, a leading European cardinal has warned.
“We can’t be a Church in which decisions are made only by men”, Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich has said.
New Luxembourg cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich is warning of the prospect of “terrible disaster” if the world and the Church don’t commit to a “radical” ecological conversion.
Two of Europe’s most important churchmen have come out strongly in favour of the “Fridays for Future” movement for the climate.
“Populism is counter to the spirit of Europe”, cardinal-elect Jean-Claude Höllerich has said, also adding a warning about Brexit.
Today on Novena we begin a series gathering up some memorable quotes from the new cardinals named by Pope Francis on 1 September. First, from Jean-Claude Höllerich, S.J.
Calling for more visas and the opening of humanitarian corridors, Spanish Bishops plead on plight of refugees: “We cannot remain oblivious to their pain”
Holy See representative to UN in Geneva says exclusion of people on the move “a glaring contradiction that stems from placing economic interests over the interests of the human person”
“We must reject the ruinous ideologies of indifference, invisibility and individualism”, clamours undersecretary of Vatican Migrants and Refugees Section
Genaro Ávila-Valencia SJ says solidarity with the poor – not buying more – is the solution to COVID economic downturn, consumers’ existentialist black hole
In major joint message. EU prelates urge policymakers “to build up a different model of economy and society” in wake of pandemic
COMECE and Justice & Peace Europe call on Brussels to implement a “people-centred”, “sustainable” and “peaceful” EU Arctic policy