- Mar 4, 2021
The Orthodox Church of Cyprus on Tuesday called for the withdrawal of the country’s controversial entry into this year’s Eurovision song contest titled “El Diablo,” charging that the song makes an international mockery of country’s moral foundations.
The Council of European Bishops’ Conferences announced the launch of a prayer network during Lent to pray for the victims of COVID-19 and for the families of those who died of the coronavirus.
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.
In other years, the glitter of Nuremberg’s Christmas market during Advent attracts around 2 million visitors from all over the world. This year, because of COVID-19, everything is different, and the city estimates the economic damage caused by the cancellation of the markets at around 180 million euros (US$218.6 million).
The European plazas where people would usually gather at crowded stalls to partake in hot mulled wine, gingerbread, sausages and other delicacies are just empty squares.
As the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops holding a virtual fall assembly, the bishops of Spain are also holding their fall gathering.
As Europe faces a new wave of coronavirus lockdowns, public worship is once again on hold in some places but still allowed in others.
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.