- Dec 8, 2019
The Brussels-based commission representing European Catholic bishops has urged the European Commission to do more to combat poverty, warning that one in five EU citizens now face poverty.
Catholic bishops from the European Union marked 30 years since the breaching of the Berlin Wall with tributes to those who worked for peaceful change, as well as warnings against resurgent “ideologies behind the building of walls.”
Catholic bishops across Europe encouraged their faithful to go to the polls in late May to elect members of the European Parliament who would promote unity and take seriously the power of the European Union to do good in the world.
Catholic bishops from France, Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg have said the European Union risks being undermined by growing national opposition and urged citizens to rally behind it in upcoming continent-wide elections.
As the European Union prepares for its first elections since the United Kingdom voted to leave the economic bloc in 2016, one of the EU’s top prelates has warned the rise of populism may lead to a destabilization of democracy and a weakening of the European Union.
An international conference aimed at implementing the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change is a sign the international community is going to have a “response that is more urgent,” says one English bishop.