Wednesday 20. June 2018
Editorials

Pope Francis and international climate policy

Martin Maier sj

The withdrawal of the USA from the Paris global climate agreement of December 2015 has caused a severe setback to international climate policy. It makes the long-term aims of Pope Francis’ Encyclical, Laudato sí, all the more important.

Towards a Europe of hope

COMECE

The crisis in Europe is a favourite subject in media commentaries, and it is true there is no shortage of difficulties. These are manifested in a widespread defiance that features in public opinions expressed about the European construction.

Germany’s difficult departure for Europe

Martin Maier sj

Europe has been used to decades of stable governments in Germany. This changed, however, with the Federal elections on 24 September 2017.

Ecclesia in Europe

Cardinal Marx

At the end of his term as President of COMECE, Cardinal Reinhard Marx looks back on his experiences and puts forward guidelines for cooperation within the Church in Europe – the joint testimony of the Church to the power of the Gospel for the benefit of the people of Europe.

The Bulgarian EU Presidency

Mgr Proykov

A decade after its accession to the EU, Bulgaria is taking over the rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU for the first time. “For our country it is a great challenge and a great responsibility” says Mgr Proykov. Bulgaria chose its national motto:"United we stand strong" as the motto of its first EU Presidency.

The European Year of Cultural Heritage and the church

Martin Maier sj

The European Commission has made 2018 a “European Year of Cultural Heritage”. This recalls the statement attributed to Jean Monnet: “If I were to do it again from scratch, I would start with culture.”

‘We need to recover a sense of hope’

Mariano Crociata
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Mgr Mariano Crociata, the new delegate of the Italian Bishops Conference to COMECE, shares his reflections following the (Re)thinking Europe Dialogue.

Passion for Europe - Remembering Crisis to Heal Division

Peter Rožič SJ

2017 is a year of anniversaries. In the face of current crises, Europe will do well to remember its previous responses to challenges, says the new JESC director, Peter Rožič SJ.

(Re)thinking Europe to renew Europe

COMECE

When the sky above la Manche is clear, the UK coast can be spotted from the northern coast of France. Thirty-four kilometres separate the white cliff of Dungeness from continental Europe; a distance that after the vote on Brexit, weighs like a rock in the thoughts of those who believe in the European dream.

Rethinking Europe

European Commission

With the participation of Pope Francis, COMECE is organising a Dialogue Congress on the Future of the European Union in the Vatican at the end of October.

Hopes for the Estonian Presidency of the European Union

European Council

In the face of Estonia assuming the half-yearly Presidency of the Council for the European Union on the 1 July, Mgr Phillipe Jourdan, bishop of Tallin, shares his thoughts with us.

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