- Jan 23, 2021
European bishops are calling for a societal shift in how the elderly are viewed and treated in light of both the coronavirus pandemic and a notable change in demographic trends in the continent’s aging population.
Europeans must not see their rich history simply as a fond memory of a time long gone, but they must look to it as a guide to overcoming divisions and challenges aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic, Pope Francis said.
Catholic groups across Europe have echoed Pope Francis’ call for a universal basic wage as part of recovery plans after the coronavirus pandemic.
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.