Anti-Semitism “isn’t human or Christian”, the Pope has insisted, as he denounced the rise in anti-Jewish hate.
“We have a duty to be actors of peace together”, a French bishop has said by way of explanation of his participation in an anti-Islamophobia protest.
A German cardinal has called for stronger social commitment and cohesion in the face of resurgent antisemitism in Germany and Europe.
Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has taken Archbishop of Malta Charles Scicluna to task for Scicluna’s failure to discipline a racist priest of his diocese.
“Holocaust deniers are getting stronger and stronger”, a French priest working to document Nazi mass shootings of Jews in World War II has warned.
The Vatican has joined Jews in criticising Italian right-wing parties for boycotting a parliamentary commission to investigate anti-Semitism.
The rise “in racism, prejudice and religious intolerance” in Ireland, “often fuelled by online, hate-filled messages”, is “deeply worrying”, a senior Church official has said after an arson attack on a pro-migration politician’s car.
“In a rapidly changing Ireland, we all have to work together to respect everyone”, Irish bishop Brendan Leahy of Limerick has said.
Controversial Maltese priest David Muscat has launched a fierce racist attack on this year’s Victory Day speaker, technology expert Dr. Abdalla Kablan.
A Croatian bishop has condemned a new outbreak of anti-Serb violence in the country, and blasted those who he said are “promoting new divisions”.
An Irish bishop has denounced “small political groups” trying to “stir up fear and suspicion between Muslims and Christians”.
Representatives of European Churches have lamented the “contemporary discimination of the biggest minority group in Europe”, the Roma people, on the 75th anniversary of Roma Holocaust Day.
The Archbishop of Malta has distanced the Church from a homophobic traditionalist priest who praised a Nazi apologist and ranted about a “Judaic economy”.
The Bishop of Galway, Brendan Kelly, has said he was “dismayed and shocked” by a “wilful and malicious assault” on a mosque in the Irish city.