Caritas Europa has voiced disappointment in the EU Pact on Asylum and Migration unveiled Wednesday at European Union headquarters in Brussels.
A dozen global and regional religious organizations released an advocacy statement on the situation of migrants and refugees in Europe that defines their calling as Christians to “welcome the stranger,” and urges the creation of a world in which “we become human together.”
The Orthodox Archbishop of Athens has ripped the EU for its “repressive” refugee policies, and said that “welcoming the stranger is an integral part of Christian heritage”.
The Holy See has warned that law enforcement and security measures alone are not enough to combat radicalisation and terrorism.
Fires at the Moria reception centre for asylum seekers on the Greek island of Lesbos have left thousands of people without shelter.
Tension is high on the Greek island of Lesbos with thousands of migrants sleeping rough after last week’s refugee centre fires and local residents worried about coronavirus fears and social strife.
In the Angelus on Sunday, and in the wake of this week’s tragic fires in the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, Pope Francis pleaded for “a humane and dignified welcome” for refugees in Europe.
Cardinal Konrad Krajewski is leading the Church outrage over the Moria refugee camp fires, denouncing that “inhumane” EU migrant policy is “killing” new arrivals to the continent.
Approximately 13,000 migrants fled the overcrowded Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos as giant fires ripped through it on Tuesday night and again on Wednesday.
Pope Francis has warned that “no one can remain indifferent” to migrant “tragedies” the day after a tragic fire in a refugee camp on Lesbos.
Two cardinals and an archbishop have said that “Europe should be ashamed” after a devastating fire in a Greek island migrant camp.
In a new book length interview, Pope Francis has given a sneak peek of his forthcoming third encyclical, railing against the “savage market economy” and “violent social injustice”.
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.
Luis Ritto was from 2006 to 2011 the ambassador of the European Union to the Holy See. Today, he is the professor emeritus of the International School for Protocol and Diplomacy (ISPD) in Brussels, Belgium.
The outbreak of COVID-19 initially looked like a gift to autocrats around the world. What better pretext for a state of emergency than a pandemic?
In a message for the Season of Creation from September 1 to October 4, the presidents of the Council of Bishops’ Conferences of Europe (CCEE) and the Conference of European Churches (CEC), Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco and the Reverend Christian Krieger respectively, have stressed the need for a “just and sustainable balance” in society, the economy and ecology.
The director of the Jesuit Refugee Service Italy has denounced that migrants are “discarded” and “forgotten” because they are not consumers.
An Italian bishop has decried the “genocide” of migrants and refugees drowning in the Mediterranean.
Pentecost marks the birth of the Catholic Church.I believe it was no accident that the outpouring of the Holy Spirit had as one of its effects a Spirit of inclusivity among all races and all languages – all people.
A strong sign for Christian ecumenism: the Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria, Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, and the Munich Cardinal Reinhard Marx were awarded the 2020 Augsburg Peace Prize for their “unconditional will to live together in peace”.
“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.
The bishops of the European Union (EU) have expressed deep shock and sadness at the devastating explosions in the Lebanese capital Beirut on Tuesday.
Virginija Langbakk – a native Lithuanian, married to a Swede – was the first managing director (2010-2020) of the European Gender Equality Institute (EIGE).
In most of the Western media, the focus on the COVID-19 attack has concerned government policies, their character, efficacy, and extent—as well as their economic cost.
The President of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE), Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, has expressed his appreciation for the approval of a European Union coronavirus recovery fund.
Challenges for human rights in the times of COVID-19 was a theme sharp in focus at the Conference of European Churches 7th Summer School on Human Rights.
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”.