Posts Tagged ‘Pope Francis’

Brexit – A schism for Europe

Tweet “The curtain is closed while all questions remain open” – this Bertolt Brecht quote aptly sums up the situation after the UK’s referendum on 23 June. By a narrow […]

Paris Agreement marches forward towards implementation

TweetThis April saw the launch of the one-year period for national governments to ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change reached at the COP 21 in Paris, the final stage […]

Pope Francis and the compassion of the Europeans

TweetIn visiting refugees on the island of Lesbos, Pope Francis pointed signalled a humanitarian approach and appealed to the compassion of the Europeans His first official visit outside of Rome […]

Dialogue – a vital issue for the Church and for Europe

TweetThe Church can only carry on a meaningful dialogue with the outside world if she is committed to an internal culture of dialogue In Article 17 of the Lisbon Treaty, […]

Human values across the globe

TweetThe terrorist attacks in Paris also represent an attack on European values. And yet, these values must not be compromised in the fight against terrorism. In the weeks following the […]

Global response to Laudato si’

TweetThe Encyclical Laudato si’ by Pope Francis published in June has had an amazing effect beyond the boundaries of the Catholic Church. Politicians, scientists, academics and representatives of a large […]

A testing time for Europe

TweetThe hottest news topics in Europe this summer have been the Greek crisis and the refugee drama. Both the crises which dominated the summer headlines ultimately present the same challenge: […]

Economics of climate change: the economical debt?

TweetClimate change has many dimensions: physical, social, political and also economical. Mitigation is a challenge to our economies. Waiting is not longer an option. We tend to associate climate change with […]

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