Posts Tagged ‘European Parliament’

Political far right campaigner says Pope Francis is the enemy Comments 0

Monday, April 15th, 2019

Political far right campaigner Steve Bannon, who is Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, has attacked Pope Francis over his anti-populism stance. Ramping up his message ahead of the European elections, Bannon said Francis should stay out of politics. “He’s the administrator of the church, and he’s also a politician. This is the problem,” Bannon – Read more

Poland’s prime minister aims to re-Christianise the EU Comments 0

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Poland’s prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, has called on the European Union (EU) to return to its “proper values” and traditional Christian roots. Morawiecki, who was sworn in as prime minister on Tuesday, says his dream is to “re-Christianise the EU. “We want to change Europe. “My dream is to make it Christian again, since unfortunately, Read more

Europe Parliament: ISIS killing of Christians is genocide Comments 0

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

The European Parliament has recognised as genocide the Islamic State’s killing of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East. This is the first time the European Parliament has acknowledged an ongoing conflict as genocide. Lars Adaktusson, the Swedish MEP who tabled the resolution, said the significance of the move is the obligations that Read more

Wrong body cremated at British politician’s funeral Comments 0

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

The wrong body was cremated at the funeral of a British politician in January after an incredible mix-up. The West Midlands European Parliament MP Philip Bradbourn, 63, had died of bowel cancer in December at Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield. But another man’s body was cremated at the Conservative politician’s funeral on January 16 Read more

Recover founding values Pope tells ‘haggard’ and lonely Europe Comments 0

Friday, November 28th, 2014

A haggard and lonely Europe risks irrelevancy if it doesn’t recover its founding values, Pope Francis told European leaders in Strasburg on Tuesday. The Holy Father called on Europe to re-found itself by drawing, in part, on its Christian Legacy. “Where is your vigour?” he put to 750 members of the European parliament. “Where is that Read more

Ultra-right gains in Euro elections worry senior cardinal Comments 0

Friday, May 30th, 2014

German Cardinal Reinhard Marx has lamented the results of European Parliament elections, which saw gains for nationalist and “eurosceptic” parties. These included UKIP in the United Kingdom and French National Front. “A matter of concern is the significant increase of support for parties which reject the project of European integration,” said Cardinal Marx. “Some of Read more