- Aug 9, 2020
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.
When Pope Francis visits the island nation of Malta later this year, his first international trip of 2020, it will likely be framed by key political issues for which he has often raised his voice, including migration and corruption.
Europe’s Catholic bishops are marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz with a statement denouncing anti-Semitism and the “manipulation” of the truth for political aims.