- Oct 26, 2020
In a recent virtual meeting, the heads of European bishops’ conferences discussed the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on both the Church and society, highlighting new forms of poverty and reduced numbers at Sunday Masses as key areas of concern.
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.
Catholic groups across Europe have echoed Pope Francis’ call for a universal basic wage as part of recovery plans after the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
Catholic dioceses and religious orders across Europe are offering to turn church facilities into spaces needed for health care or housing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Europe’s Catholic shrines have followed directives for combating the coronavirus by tightly restricting organized events, although some pledged to stay open for Masses and pastoral care.