- Jun 18, 2021
Reflecting on Europe’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich said that it was “very bad at the beginning and very good at the end.”
Ahead of the EU-U.S. Summit, the heads of the European Union bishops commission and U.S. Bishops Conference are urging government leaders to work together to help the world through the COVID-19 pandemic and solve other pressing issues worldwide.
Abuse scandals have exposed “systemic weaknesses in the church that also call for systemic responses. A purely legal review and administrative changes are not enough,” said Bishop Georg Bätzing of Limburg, noting that Marx’s decision was a “personal response” to the failures of the past.
Cardinal Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich of Luxembourg has said that in the aftermath of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, he believes both Europe and the Catholic Church on the continent will come out weaker than they were before.
Luxembourg Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich in a provocative new article has voiced fears that the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic could begin the downfall of the European Union due to a lack of solidarity with nations facing massive outbreaks.
The European Union’s top Christian leaders have called for the continent to show “our joint commitment to the European project and to common European values of solidarity and unity, instead of capitulating to fear and nationalism” during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Catholic aid agencies have urged the evacuation of Syrian war refugees from camps in Greece to “avert a catastrophe” from the coronavirus. “More than 42,000 people are trapped in hopelessly overcrowded camps and horrific conditions — there is no hope of containing any outbreak,” Caritas Europe, Jesuit Refugees Service and
Some of Pope Francis’s closest advisors have called on EU bishops’ conferences to help facilitate the transfer of 20,000 refugees from Lesbos, Greece, to other European countries.