In his homily, Cardinal Parolin emphasized the importance of charity in renewing Europe.
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Cardinal Parolin said that the Church’s response to societal changes should be “to offer a coherent and convinced witness of Christian life.”
COVID One Year Later: Catholic Bishops Across Europe Offer Masses and Lenten Prayer for Victims of Pandemic
The initiative will conclude on April 1, Holy Thursday, with prayers in Hungary and at the CCEE’s Secretariat in St. Gallen, Switzerland.
In the face of the recent terror attacks that hit France and Austria, Iraqi archbishop Najeeb Michaeel, recently nominated for the Sakharov Prize, says the Old Continent is guilty of laxity with regards to the advance of radical Islam.
The French Interior Ministry recorded 996 anti-Christian acts in 2019 -- an average of 2.7 per day.
The German cardinal backs an Italian politician’s controversial displays of his Catholic faith and says Pope Francis’ meetings with atheist Eugenio Scalfari are a “vain effort.”
In the wake of the right-wing La Lega party’s triumph in Italy’s European parliamentary elections, many observers insist the Church hierarchy needs to be less hostile to such political perspectives.
Released May 29, results found in 12 of the 15 surveyed Western European countries, nonpracticing Christians (defined as those who self-identify as Christian but report attending church services less than once per month) made up the largest religious group, beating out both religious “nones” and churchgoing Christians.
The Holy Father had accepted the Charlemagne Prize on Friday in recognition of his efforts to unify Europe.