A French Jesuit economist has urged the world to learn lessons from the coronavirus crisis, warning “there will be other pandemics, that’s for sure”.
“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.
Experts are warning that stress, abuse and an “unattainable ideal” of spirituality are causing a drop in the number of the world’s nuns and a decline in new vocations.
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.
COMECE hosted a 2-day seminar gathering Catholic-inspired organisations to discuss ways to improve people’s working conditions in the global value chain.
Burnout, stress, exploitation, prostitution… A Vatican magazine has lifted the lid on the abuse of nuns all over the world.
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”.
“The quality of work goes hand in hand with the human quality of relationships”, Pope Francis said Saturday to the Vatican employees he met for a Christmas audience.
“Young people are frequently discarded because they do not have a job, and the elderly are discarded with the pretense of maintaining a ‘balanced’ economic system”, Pope Francis has deplored, enlisting the help of older people in the fight against this “poisonous throwaway culture”.
A Catholic religion teacher in Croatia has emerged as the unlikely hero of a public education strike in the country.
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.
The Bishop of Cork & Ross has deplored the loss of 320 jobs at the Ringaskiddy plant of pharmaceutical giant Novartis.
The Bishop of Killaloe has denounced the rise of a “two-tier Ireland” detrimental to the country’s rural regions after the announcement that the Irish subsidiary of US multinational Molex is to close.
The majority of the world’s 3.3 billion workers suffer from a lack of economic security, equal opportunities and scope for human development.
Exhaustion, low pay, lack of opportunities for promotion, insecurity, the threat of redundancy… These are all realities for workers today.…
“Italy, if it cares about its future, must get rid of all the roots of hatred and discrimination and focus on integration, rights, and decent work for all”, a Catholic Church solidarity group has said.
Young Christians from around Europe have called for improved working conditions and better job security in a Young Christian Workers (YCW) conference in Portugal July 25-29.