Saturday 23. June 2018
Institutional Affairs

“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.

Pope Francis in dialogue with Europe

Church in Europe

For Pope Francis the future of Europe is of crucial importance. For the fifth time, he delivered a speech on the topic of the continent where his family’s roots lie.

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.

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