Europe

UN children's agency publishes report on internet and children

The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has published a report entitled “The State of the World’s Children, 2017. Children in a Digital World.” The report examines the availability and impact of the Internet on children across the world. According to the report 79% of children have access to the internet, compared to 48% of the [...]

"(Re)Thinking Europe Conference"

Here is the full text of Pope Francis' remarks at the conference on (Re)Thinking Europe: a Christian Contribution to the Future of the European Project, sponsored by the Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Community (COMECE): Address of His Holiness Pope Francis  to the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community Saturday, 28 [...]

Pope Francis in Fatima: arrival ceremony

Pope Francis’s plane touched down at Monte Real Air Base shortly before 4:30pm local time in Portugal. The sky was threatening for much of the afternoon – not in the way it is always threatening a little rain in the height of springtime a thousand feet up and twenty-odd miles off the Atlantic coast – but [...]

The Book in Europe in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

"I Fioretti," or "Little Flowers," an anonymous biography of St. Francis of Assisi composed at the end of the 14th century, probably in Tuscany Two splendid exhibitions this spring concern the history of the book in Europe during the Middle Ages and Renaissance and its impact on European and thus world culture: I Libri [...]

By |2018-03-22T06:36:33+00:00Jun 1st, 2016|Categories: Books|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Regina Caeli: On the Suffering in Ukraine

“My thoughts go out to all populations that thirst for reconciliation and peace” On this day that is, as it were, the heart of the Holy Year of Mercy, my thoughts go out to all populations that thirst for reconciliation and peace. I think in particular of the turmoil, here in Europe, of those who suffer [...]

By |2016-04-03T17:21:22+00:00Apr 3rd, 2016|Categories: Angelus|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Letter # 42, 2014: Lonely Europe

November 25, 2014, Tuesday — Pope Speaks to Europe: Two Texts Today, And a Third from October 3... "I would like, as a pastor, to offer a message of hope." —Pope Francis, today in Strasbourg, France, speaking to the European Parliament (1st talk) "This is perhaps among the most baffling paradoxes for a narrowly scientific mentality: [...]

By |2014-11-25T15:30:33+00:00Nov 25th, 2014|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|Tags: , |

Marcello Pera, on his friendship with Joseph Ratzinger

Italian Senator Marcello Pera with then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger. Though not a Christian believer, Pera agreed with Ratzinger that Europe needs to rediscover its Christian soul or risk losing all. Who is Marcello Pera? A seventy-one-year-old Italian philosopher and politician, known for his friendship with Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, which began during Pera’s years as president [...]

Interview with Professor Guzman Carriquiry on Francis

Professor Guzman Carriquiry Lecour has served the Holy See for 43 years. He recently celebrated his 70th birthday (April 20, congratulations!). He is currently secretary of the Holy See’s Pontifical Commission for Latin America — the first layperson to serve in that role (since May 2011), just as he was the first ever layperson to be [...]