- Apr 16, 2021
Europeans must not see their rich history simply as a fond memory of a time long gone, but they must look to it as a guide to overcoming divisions and challenges aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic, Pope Francis said.
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.”
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.
Cardinal Reinhard Marx, Archbishop of Munich and Freising, has said that the Church must support social and political unity in Europe.
The new head of a commission representing Europe’s Catholic bishops pledged to combat populism and promote European unity.
MANCHESTER, England — European funding for Catholic aid agencies based in the U.K. could be withdrawn if the British people vote to leave the EU in late June, said an English bishop. Auxiliary Bishop William Kenney of Birmingham said groups such as CAFOD, the overseas aid agency of the Catholic
Andrea Riccardi, founder of the Community of Sant’Egidio, had an insightful piece on Saturday in the Italian paper Corriere della Sera about the speech Pope Francis delivered the day before in receiving the prestigious Charlemagne Prize for European integration. In a nutshell, Riccardi’s argument was that Francis sees the main
[Editor’s Note: Andrea Riccardi is an Italian Church historian, a former minister in the Italian government, and the founder of the Community of San’t Egidio. This piece appeared in the May 7 edition of the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, and is published here in a Crux translation courtesy of