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European bishops back Sunday rest—to combat loneliness

March 03, 2023

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CWN Editor's Note: COMECE—the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union—has joined in an appeal for a “work-free Sunday” throughout the European Union.

COMECE endorsed a statement by the European Sunday Alliance, which notes “the urgent need for synchronized quality and social resting time for workers, in order to enable them to preserve their mental health.” The statement cites a study that concludes a day of rest is “an effective tool to counter loneliness.”

The statement does not mention worship, spiritual health, or the Sabbath rest.

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