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Leading European bishop reflects on world crises

Catholic World News - April 08, 2011

The president of the Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Community has delivered an address reflecting on three contemporary crises: the financial crisis in Europe, the disasters in Japan, the revolutions in the Arab world.

“Anyone who thought that, with the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon on 1 December 2009, the European Union would be able to mark the end often very turbulent years and then get down to business, needs to think again,” said Dutch Bishop Adrianus van Luyn. While “the Catholic Church does not have any coherent strategies, action plans or ready-made responses for these challenges,” “what she can offer is her readiness to participate in searching, thinking and working together to find solutions. We can draw upon the rich resources of experience and tradition and make them fruitful for the current challenges.”

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