Sunday 5. December 2021

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.

The digital future of Europe mapped out

European Commission

With the recently launched Digital Single Market Strategy for Europe, another thorny area gets the “Juncker treatment”. Let’s have a look into it…

'Euro-Islam' or 'Islam in Europe': which is it to be in future?

European Union

Ever since the attacks carried out by Muslim terrorists in Europe, there have been increasing calls for much-needed reforms to Islam.

MEPs: Religion remains significant – but in a different way…

European Parliament

In the list of parliamentary intergroups published in December 2014, there is an intergroup for freedom of religion and belief. It has now commenced its work, with clear priorities.

Attacks that need to be explained

Church in Europe

The attack on the editorial board of “Charlie Hebdo” strikes at the heart of the comfortable illusions we nurture about secular European society. Heads of state and government walked arm in arm through the streets of the capital city of the quintessentially lay state, a symbolic collective demonstration of their repudiation of jihadist outrage.

Re-reading of Pope Francis’s speech to the European Parliament

Holy See

Ignace Berten analyses for us the speech delivered by Pope Francis to the European Parliament on 25 November.


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