Friday 17. August 2018
Justice & Home affairs

Austria and the European Union

Cardinal Schönborn
Vorstellung des nachsynodalen Schreibens von Papst Franziskus über Ehe und Familie 'Amoris Laetitia', 'Freude der Liebe', am 8. April 2016 im Vatikan. Bild: Wiener Kardinal Christoph Schönborn.

With Austria set to take over the EU Presidency, the Austrian Bishops, chaired by Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, have set out their thoughts on the challenges relating to the European Union that Austria will face during the next six months, in a Closing Statement to their Plenary Assembly on 13 June 2018.

Catholics engaging in politics

Church in Europe

Italian Catholics were recently invited by Pope Francis to be more engaged in politics. Matteo Truffelli, President of the Azione Cattolica Italiana Movement, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary, shares his thoughts on the need to engage in the common good in Europe.

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.

The EESC, an organisation essential to governance by dialogue

European Economic and Social Committee
Brussels , 09/04/2018eesc nouvelle présidence + Cabinet.Credit : Frederic Sierakowski / Isopix

An interview with Luca Jahier, who was elected President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) on 17 April.

Respecting fundamental rights online and the fight against terrorism

European Commission

What is the European Union doing to counter illegal content online while ensuring respect of fundamental rights of citizens? “Welcome to complexity” says Mari Sol Pérez Guevara - Policy officer in DG CONNECT at the European Commission, in an interview with Europe-infos.

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.

The tension of being young and caught between uncertainty and responsibility

European Union

The lives of many young Europeans are characterised by uncertainty. Sarah Prenger, President of the International Young Christian Workers movement, points out the personal and social consequences.

A Fellowship Programme for European Leaders

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In the recent Rome Dialogue “(Re)thinking Europe” there was a repeated call to form future European leaders in the spirit of Christian social teaching. The Jesuit European Social Centre offers a new training opportunity as from January 2019.

"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.

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