World Movement of Christian Workers calls for new world order “based on the human being and Mother Nature above capital and the market”.
German and Austrian cardinals have warned of growing social inequalities in their respective countries and beyond as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic.
On a May Day tinged by the coronavirus pandemic, the Spanish and Italian Churches have deplored the “virus” of the “indecent” job insecurity suffered by many in their respective countries.
At the start of Mass in the Casa Santa Marta on the feast of Saint Joseph the Worker, Pope Francis prayed for workers around the globe.
Caritas Europa believes that minimum income schemes are indispensable to achieve poverty eradication in Europe.
Pope Francis on Sunday said that, even in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, “we must continue the effort to prevent and cure malaria, which threatens millions of persons in many countries”.
Spanish Catholics have slammed their Bishops’ opposition to government plans for a minimum subsistence income, condemning the prelates’ stance as a “true betrayal of the gospel”.
What will “the day after” this pandemic be like? What will change in our countries and in our lives?
A cardinal has clarified that the “universal basic wage” the Pope called for in an Easter letter to the world’s popular movements is not to be understood as an appeal for a “universal basic income”.
A Madrid auxiliary bishop has backed the Pope’s call for a universal basic wage, and said that workers must be the “cornerstone” for the Church exit strategy from the coronavirus.
Spanish priests are donating part of their salary to the economic victims of COVID-19, saying “God wants us to get closer to his people”.
Austrian Catholics are arguing from Church teaching for an Unconditional Basic Income during the times of the coronavirus and beyond.
In his prayer intention for Friday, during Mass at the Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis remembered those who are already focusing on the issues that will arise after the COVID-19 pandemic, including poverty, unemployment, and hunger.
In words following the recitation of the Marian Prayer on Sunday, Pope Francis highlighted an appeal launched by the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, this week calling for an “immediate global ceasefire in all corners of the world” amidst the current coronavirus pandemic.
All of Europe is now in a state of emergency because of the coronavirus pandemic, and each state is taking urgent measures to address it.
Vatican cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples and President of Church charity Caritas Internationalis, has said on the COVID-19 crisis that we should wash our hands, but not of our responsibility for vulnerable people.
“In these days there’s so much suffering. There’s a lot of fear.” Pope Francis’ thus began the Sacred Liturgy which he offered in the chapel of the Casa Santa Marta on Thursday morning.
Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, Eamon Martin, called in a homily Sunday for “generosity and flexibility” from lenders and landlords amid a spike in coronavirus cases across the island to over 1,000.
Pope Francis has issued a warning to businesses over the coronavirus crisis, cautioning them “it’s not the time to fire people, it’s the time to welcome them”.
“Let us pray today for those persons who are beginning to experience economic problems because of the pandemic, because they cannot work.”
“One of the biggest challenges” in Portugal today “is housing: rising rent and house prices”, Catholic relief, development and social service organisation Caritas has warned.
Ahead of International Women’s Day March 8, Spanish Christian Workers’ movements are clamouring for the “full equality” of women in the economy and the Church.
Grassroots French Catholics are pushing their bishops to speak up on controversial pension reforms, while the episcopate seems determined to maintain a position of careful neutrality.
The Archbishop of Turin, in Italy, has decried that in our globalised world “the profit of a few and the loneliness of many seem to prevail”.
A Catholic religion teacher in Croatia has emerged as the unlikely hero of a public education strike in the country.
The EU Bishops and Church aid agency Caritas Europa have denounced that nearly one out of every five EU citizens is living in poverty or at risk of poverty.
Being Norwegian and actively Christian might be bad for your job prospects, a new study has suggested.
The Bishop of Ardagh and Clonmacnois has lamented the “devastating blow” of job losses in the Midlands region of Ireland after the Electricity Supply Board (ESB) announced the closure of two peat-powered generating plants.