“Are we going to be a nation centred on the Gospel of love and on a message of caring for the poor and marginalised? Or are we going to be a nation centred on fear?”
German Cardinal Reinhard Marx has urged the Church to combat right-wing radicalism and racism.
On Saturday, 22 August, the President of the Jewish community in Graz, Austria, Elie Rosen, was attacked on the premises of the synagogue.
It was recently announced that Cardinal Dolan will be giving the opening prayer at the Republican National Convention Monday August 24. This should not be a surprise to anyone considering how much flattery Cardinal Dolan has given to Trump over the years.
The Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, hit out this Sunday at the “narrowness and bitterness” of Catholics who confuse zeal for defending the Church with intolerance and disrespect.
Madrid LGBTI+H Christians have responded to ultra-Catholic, queerphobic attacks on their association’s premises with even more “love” and “forgiveness”.
Ahead of the Slovak elections this Saturday, the country’s Bishops urged voters to remember the “Gospel and common sense” as a far-right surge in polling threatens the stability of the very European Union project, according to analysts.
The Catholic and Protestant Churches, along with the local Jewish community, are standing up to the far-right in Dresden, saying that in Germany “we need peacemakers, not pyromaniacs”.
In a private meeting with Pope Francis in the Vatican, Dr. Moshe Kantor, President of the World Holocaust Forum Foundation and the European Jewish Congress, discussed focusing future World Holocaust Forums on the ethical and moral issues of the day.
Cardinals in Germany and Italy are standing up to anti-Semitism and racism, saying: “Not with me! Never again!”.
An Italian priest fighting anti-Semitism has suffered a robbery in his parish, a theft he has described as “cowardice” and “sad”.
An Italian priest has had a genius idea to combat rising anti-Semitism: hanging a sign on his church’s front door…
The Hungarian Bishops have bashed a Budapest mayor for suggesting Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and his Fidesz party are “frightening white nationalists”.
President of Finland Sauli Niinistö has suggested that the vandalism on Holocaust Remembrance Day was a token of broader racism, and pledged to take action.
“The truth about what happened behind the wires of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau should not divide us in any way”.
The 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, in the spirit of Pope Francis’ words, obliges us to expressly fight against all acts that trample on human dignity: racism, xenophobia and anti-Semitism.
Pope Francis on Monday deplored the rise in society of “egoistic indifference” and the “barbaric resurgence” of anti-Semitism in an audience with a delegation from the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a human rights and research group.
An Italian bishop has decried Catholic anti-Semitism, recalling that “Jesus was Jewish in every respect, as were Mary, Joseph and the apostles”.
In a wide-ranging ‘State of the World’ address Thursday to diplomats accredited to the Holy See, Pope Francis denounced that the “very weak” response of politicians to climate change is “a source of grave concern”.
The Secretary General of the Italian Bishops’ Conference (CEI) has urged the EU to rethink the common European project in the wake of Brexit.
The Patriarch of Venice has condemned an anti-Semitic, Mussolini-inspired attack on a left-wing politician in the Italian city’s emblematic St. Mark’s Square.
World Day of Peace 2020:
Homily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin.
A prominent US Jewish leader is urging the Polish Catholic Church “to stand up to filthy antisemitic stereotypes”.
This is the fourth edition of the meeting of legal advisors of the Bishops’ Conferences of Europe, which takes place every two years and gives the opportunity to discuss the issues and challenges that the Church faces today in Europe and to share the work of each individual Bishops Conference.
Members of an Irish Church charity have participated in an anti-far right rally in Dublin, “speaking up for love and unity, not hate and division”.
An Italian far-right politician is being criticised for insulting a Holocaust survivor and insisting that “Jesus was not a Jew”.