- Oct 20, 2020
Ireland’s bishops have warned that this week’s European elections have “rarely been more important,” due to the “potentially profound and far-reaching implications” of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union.
While some Italians speculate about a Catholic-progressive alliance to challenge right-wing populism, it would have to do justice to the concerns of ordinary folk.
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.
Aside from humanitarian assistance for Syrian refugees and concrete efforts to help them return to their homeland, the international community should work toward eradicating the roots of wars and violence, an archbishop from Lebanon told members of a political party holding the largest number of seats in the European Parliament.
Hungarians want strong new leaders for Europe and a “fresh start” to halt the continent’s decline amid Muslim immigration, Hungary’s populist prime minister said Friday as he looked ahead to May’s European Parliament elections.