Thursday 23. May 2019

“What have you done to your brother?”


COMECE’s Secretariat has a new General Secretary: interview with Fr Olivier Poquillon, a Dominican, who will take up his post at the beginning of September.

Superficial values

Johanna Touzel
epa04761861 President of the European Council Donald Tusk (L-R), President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz and President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker during arrivals at Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga, Latvia, 22 May 201

In recent months the word ‘values’ has been all the rage in Europe’s political circles and media – but what exactly does it mean?

Pope Francis’ geometry lesson on Europe

Church in Europe

The general principles described by Pope Francis to the end that “differences are harmonised within a shared pursuit”  may serve to guide European decision-makers in their process of integration.

Pope Francis’ vision of Europe

The Church in Europe

The 2016 Charlemagne Prize has been awarded to Pope Francis. Interviewed by a group of French Catholics, he gives his private views on his vision of Europe Europe

The Role of Christians in Today’s Europe

European Union

Herman Van Rompuy, President Emeritus of the European Council, reflected in a keynote speech in the Chapel of Europe in Brussels the 20th January 2016 on the values of the European Union.

Iran and Saudi Arabia: The Religious Roots of a Political Conflict

European Union

The conflict between Iran and Saudi Arabia has political, economic, cultural, and religious roots that reach back to the origins of Islam. Subsequent history has only embittered it and made matters worse. 

Before Schengen

Fr Patrick H. Daly

Travelling through Europe by train or from the armchair.

An Indian Perspective on the European Union

European Union

Denzil Fernandes SJ is an Indian Jesuit. He spent sometime in Brussels and shares his reflexion on the EU compared to India.

A Summer University for Europe – and beyond

Church in Europe

The COMECE Summer University is developing into an annual think-tank meeting of young and established scientists/academics.

Is Pope Francis an environmental populist?

Church in Europe

In his encyclical Laudato Si’, Pope Francis directly links environmental questions with social questions, and calls into question the predominant role of market-based economics.

Royal Prerogative Exercised to Encourage Europe to Pull Together

Patrick H. Daly

In Berlin, Elizabeth II appealed against putting the fruits of common endeavour at risk by undermining our European unity.


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