The German Catholic and Protestant Churches have blasted as “lamentable” current EU arms exports controls.
German Church aid organisations have railed against the rising revenues of the world’s arms manufacturers.
A Catholic peace organisation has warned the European Union not to be drawn into “dubious military campaigns” or a “fresh rearmament drive”.
The men and women of the Spanish progressive Juan XXIII Association of Theologians have come out in defense of the Synod for the Amazon.
“Walls fall when they are ‘besieged’ with prayer and not with weapons, with longings for peace and not conquest, when one dreams of a good future for all”, the Pope has affirmed.
Church groups along with a total of 61 NGOs have written an open letter to Members of the European Parliament to express their “deep concern” about policy proposals.
An Austrian-Brazilian bishop who has served for over five decades in the Amazon has suggested that the world’s industrialised nations are complicit in the destruction of the region.
Participants at an international commemoration of the martyrdom of Austrian World War II-era conscientious objector Franz Jägerstätter have been urged to “get out of our ‘standby mode'” and to “contradict and resist” evil in the world.
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The outgoing director of the German edition of Vatican News, the Jesuit Bernd Hagenkord, has criticised German cardinal Walter Brandmüller for his loud and sustained attacks on the Amazon Synod.
The key to the Amazon Synod is the idea of giving an “Amazonian face” to both the Church and to wider society.