Saturday 21. July 2018
Institutional Affairs

Austria and the European Union

Cardinal Schönborn
Vorstellung des nachsynodalen Schreibens von Papst Franziskus über Ehe und Familie 'Amoris Laetitia', 'Freude der Liebe', am 8. April 2016 im Vatikan. Bild: Wiener Kardinal Christoph Schönborn.

With Austria set to take over the EU Presidency, the Austrian Bishops, chaired by Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, have set out their thoughts on the challenges relating to the European Union that Austria will face during the next six months, in a Closing Statement to their Plenary Assembly on 13 June 2018.

Catholics engaging in politics

Church in Europe

Italian Catholics were recently invited by Pope Francis to be more engaged in politics. Matteo Truffelli, President of the Azione Cattolica Italiana Movement, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary, shares his thoughts on the need to engage in the common good in Europe.

“You shall be my witnesses”

Church in Europe

This is the main topic of the General Assembly hold by the Conference of European Churches (CEC) from 31 May to 6 June in Novi Sad (Serbia). Interview with its General Secretary Fr Heikki Huttunen.

Christians in the European debate

Church in Europe

European Christian associations, coming together under the banner of IXE (The Initiative of Christians for Europe) are seeking to promote the reformulation of a vision for Europe. Philippe Segretain, who led the 2017 Session of the Semaines Sociales de France, sets out his thoughts.

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.

“I dream of a Europe that progresses, socially and in solidarity”

COMECE

Mgr Jean-Claude Hollerich, Archbishop of Luxembourg, is the new President of COMECE. In this interview, he shares his vision of a Europe that listens to its citizens. He appeals to a dynamic collective intelligence with which to meet the challenges that Europeans face.

Europe and Israel – exchanges between a rabbi and a diplomat

European Union

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is still a major inflection point for imbalance in the Middle East.

The Congress of the Hague should inspire a citizens' Europe

European Union

One year ahead of the next European elections, the debate over citizens’ participation heats up: How to bring the institutions closer to the citizens?

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.

Brexit and the Irish border: A cry from the heart of an Irish Jesuit

European Union

Closure of the Irish border amounts to a unilateral revocation of the Good Friday Agreement and undermines a central European value of respect for international accords, argues Edmond Grace SJ. 

‘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.

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