- Oct 19, 2020
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.”
With Britain’s departure from the European Union, identity and customs checks could return to the Irish border — and with it, people fear, the enmities that caused the decades of violence.
Europe’s Catholic bishops urged their citizens to “wake up” and find new hope by rediscovering the continent’s Christian roots.
When Pope Francis visits Romania this Friday he will have a chance to build on John Paul II’s legacy and maybe even bring his own message to Europe.
A day after Europe hit the voting booths for the latest round of European Parliament elections, which featured migration as a major talking point, Pope Francis issued a message urging society to drop skepticism and prejudice toward migrants and refugees, calling the attitudes racist.
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.