Charles Michel, president of the European Council, announced June 23 that both Ukraine and neighboring Moldova had been granted candidate status, in what he described as a “historic” decision amid the council’s June 23-24 summit in Brussels.
The president of the Lithuanian bishops’ conference warned that his country and its neighbors could be targeted if Russian President Vladimir Putin imposes his will on Ukraine.
Catholic bishops from four countries have said the European Union risks being undermined by growing national opposition and urged citizens to rally behind it in upcoming continent-wide elections.
The European Union must be more democratic and less centralist if it is to avoid other disgruntled member states following the U.K. out of the bloc, Catholic justice and peace groups said.
Catholic bishops condemned a sharp rise in xenophobic and racist attacks following Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.
OXFORD, England (CNS) — European Catholic leaders expressed concern that the decision by United Kingdom voters to leave the European Union threatened unity across the continent, […]