Sunday 22. October 2017
Editorials

(Re)thinking Europe to renew Europe

Editorial

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.

France chooses Europe

European Union
Emmanuel Macron, France's independent presidential candidate, waves while speaking to supporters after the first round of the French presidential election in Paris on April 23, 2017. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Christophe Morin.

The European anthem “Ode to Joy” resounded as newly-elected President Emmanuel Macron walked into the Louvre courtyard to address his supporters. In Brussels, this election result was greeted with huge relief.

50 years after Populorum Progressio

Church in Europe

Mgr Jean-Claude Hollerich, President of Justice and Peace Europe, and a delegate of COMECE shares his perspective after attending a congress organized by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development

The European Union - drawing on its past to confront its future

Martin Maier

On 25 March the European Union Heads of State or Government met in Rome to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Rome Treaties and to set in motion a new process of reflection on the future of the EU 27.

Reflections on the Maltese EU Presidency

Church in Europe

Malta’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union offers the Church the opportunity to revitalize faith in the European project, says the Archbishop of Malta Charles J. Scicluna.

You shall not tell lies!

Martin Maier

The spread of fake news has made truth and lies an urgent topic of political and social debate.

Fighting polarisation and misuse of the refugee crisis

COMECE

This year’s meeting between the EU and high level religious leaders was devoted to the theme “Migrations, Integration, European values: from words to action”. The following is taken from the speech of Mgr. Jean Kockerols in which he explained his interpretation of the Catholic Church’s position on the migrant crisis.

The US elections – a rude awakening in Europe

Martin Maier sj

The election of Donald Trump as the future 45th US President took place on 9 November, 27 years to the day after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Does it herald a comparable cataclysm in world politics?

Through the eyes of the poor

Michael Kuhn

For its Plenary Assembly from 26 to 28 October 2016, COMECE has chosen to examine the complex issue of poverty in Europe.

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