Sunday 25. March 2018
Justice & Home affairs

"Africa needs a boost of democracy and good governance"

European Parliament

Cécile Kyenge was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo and is an MEP for the Italian Partito Democratico. She replies to questions from Johanna Touzel about the progress made at the recent EU-AU (African Union) Summit.

Pope Francis and forced migration

Church in Europe
Pope Francis blesses a baby during the foot-washing ritual at the Castelnuovo di Porto refugees center near Rome, Italy, March 24, 2016. Pope Francis on Thursday washed and kissed the feet of refugees, including three Muslim men, and condemned arms m

Pope Francis’ pontificate is coinciding with the rise of numbers of forced migrants to historically unprecedented post-war levels both in Europe but also around the globe.

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?

A new reform proposal of the Dublin Regulation

European Parliament

José Ignacio García, regional director of JRS Europe, gives an overview on the reform process of the European asylum system.

European heritage: fostering the desire to know

European Union

The aim of the European Year of Cultural Heritage is to encourage more people to discover and appreciate the cultural heritage of Europe. The Apostolic Nuncio to the EU, Mgr Alain Paul Lebeaupin, shares his thoughts with us.

Migrants and Refugees: Pope Francis’ proposals

Holy See

"To welcome, to protect, to promote and to integrate migrants and refugees” is the theme of Pope Francis’s Message for the World Day of Refugees and Migrants, which will be celebrated on January 14, 2018.

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. 

Continuing the dialogue after Rome

European Union

(Re)Thinking Europe encourages us to continue dialogue on the ground but also between the East and West of our continent, according to Enrico Letta, President of Jacques Delors Institute.

Creating a family of peoples – The Church and Europe

Church in Europe

The Church can provide insights about how to renew Europe as a community of peoples, explains Mgr. Jean Kockerols in the following adaptation of his address to a conference at the Chapel for Europe.

Praying and thinking: the role of Christians in ensuring a human-centred Europe

European Union

European Parliament Vice-President Mairead McGuinness reflects on the contribution of faith to the European vision in an address to a Chapel for Europe conference.

Europe will be united or it will not

European Union

Ophélie Omnes believes that if European construction wants to prosper and develop in the right direction it has to get closer to its citizens and their everyday concerns.


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