Church groups are calling on the EU to guarantee “more humane, transparent and effective” resources for migrants and asylum seekers in the Union.
A partnership of Church and civil society groups has denounced that the European Union only provides for the resettlement of 1.6% of the 1.4 million refugees around the world in need of a new home.
“Here in Europe we have a lifestyle that our planet can no longer sustain”, Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich has warned.
“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.
A Catholic peace organisation has warned the European Union not to be drawn into “dubious military campaigns” or a “fresh rearmament drive”.
Beyond the platitudes of a “new European humanism capable of dialogue, integration and generation”, what did the European bishops really talk about at their Assembly in Santiago de Compostela, Spain?
Bishops from 45 countries around Europe have issued a call to a continent “in distress”, urging it to remember that “there are elements of hope”.
The Archbishop of Malta has urged the country’s politicians to exercise their authority “in the spirit of service to the wellbeing of society”.
The Holy See is “very important” for future relations between Serbs and Croats, Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić has said.
The European Union has launched a new “Global Exchange on Religion in Society” initiative, an exchange program for civil society agents working on faith and social inclusion.
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The outgoing General Secretary of a key delegation of bishops to the European Union in Brussels has called on EU leaders to “rethink democratic processes” on the continent so as to overcome their problem of “legitimacy”.
The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) is looking for the European Union to strengthen its partnership with its six neighbouring countries to the East: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.
Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti has blasted the “egoistic, nihilist, consumerist and xenophobic” spirit that marks the modern world, saying that more…
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Noted Austrian priest and theologian Paul Zulehner has warned Europe’s “hard-won freedom” is at risk from “illiberal democracies” in countries such as Hungary and Poland.
Caritas Europa and other Church organisations have renewed their call “to stop the criminalisation of solidarity with migrants in Europe”.
The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community (COMECE) is calling on EU member states to adopt “people-centred asylum policies”.
An ecumenical delegation composed of representatives from the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) and the Conference of European Churches (CEC) met in Helsinki on Friday 12 July 2019 with Mr. Pekka Haavisto, Finnish Minister of Foreign Affairs, to exchange on the priorities of the Finnish Presidency of the EU Council.