The Catalan Bishops have sounded the alarm on factory closures taking place in Spain due to COVID-19, at the same time they urged workers, business and politics to a new economic contract for the post-pandemic recovery.
Pope Francis has set up a 1 million euro fund for workers in Rome struggling due to the pandemic, concerned as he said he is “this time of suffering we are living… in addition to sowing pain and worry, is seriously undermining our city’s social fabric”.
Catalan Catholic Workers’ Pastorates have deplored the “merciless capitalism” behind car factory closures in the region and the associated loss of 4,000 jobs.
A Spanish bishop has taken down sceptics of the minimum living income, insisting the measure is necessary to combat poverty.
In a new interview, the cardinal archbishop of Barcelona has hit out at capitalism and supported a universal basic wage.
German Benedictines have come to the rescue of exploited slaughterhouse workers infected with COVID-19.
From the Pope down, the Church in Italy is continuing to push hard for the mass regularisation of migrant workers it says are “deprived of all rights”.
A German priest has said that “modern slavery” is to blame for COVID-19 outbreaks in slaughterhouses in the country.
A French traditionalist abbot has resorted to fearmongering on the universal basic income (UBI), saying it would lead to an “apocalypse”.
In today’s General Audience, the Pope deplored the plight of farm workers – among them “many migrants” – who are “harshly exploited” in the Italian countryside.
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.
Oranges and strawberries rotting in the fields, empty shelves in our supermarkets, and ‘invisible’ workers living in unsanitary conditions putting their own – and society’s – safety at risk is a reality Caritas Europa is asking EU member states to address by recognising the rights of migrant farm workers.
What will “the day after” this pandemic be like? What will change in our countries and in our lives?
Caritas Europa has joined a call to defend the rights of migrant farm workers, amid fear of food supply shortages in coronavirus times.
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.
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.
“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.
The Vatican has defended its decision to keep its offices open amid the COVID-19 outbreak after 3 workers tested positive for the disease.
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”.