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Towards a Europe of Hope

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A number of politicians add to this in an atmosphere of demagoguery, accusing “Brussels” for its internal faults, forgetting the actual decision-making processes that are far more democratic than they dare to express. The campaign that is about to be launched in connection with the European Parliament elections in spring 2019 will be hard pressed to escape these national visions, where voters’ choices are made on the basis of other issues.

Europe still has to face up to economic problems: even if the situation has substantially improved, unemployment is far too high globally, the contrasts between the member states are glaring, and debts are frequently too threatening.

Similarly, the question of refugees and migrants refuses to go away, and can only be properly addressed in an atmosphere of solidarity and responsibility. In the face of these challenges, Europe remains the essential reference point for our democracies, offering the prospect of a better life for all.

This is not a matter of dogma but a will to implement the project at the heart of the vision of the founding fathers, which has enabled us to enter an era of long-term peace as we emerged from the tragic years of the Second World War, and then to welcome on board the countries of the centre and east of the continent as they left Communism behind.

It is clear that, beyond the different approaches, the different economies and political systems among the countries that make up the Union, or between the parties that represent their people, what is important today is without doubt to rediscover a soul, a sense of what we are trying to live by in this European construction, which may often mean hard work and, for us Christians, something we must engage in with generosity and realism.

Like an echo, Pope Francis reminded participants at the “(Re)thinking Europe” symposium, held in Rome in October 2017, of the specific responsibility of Christians when “the face of Europe is increasingly distinguished by a plurality of cultures and religions”. “The first and perhaps the greatest contribution that Christians can make to today’s Europe is to remind her that she is not a mass of statistics or institutions, but is made up of people (…) To acknowledge that others are persons means to value what unites us to them. To be a person connects us with others; it makes us a community (…). The European Union will remain faithful to its commitment to peace only to the extent that it does not lose hope and can renew itself in order to respond to the needs and expectations of its citizens”.

Such is the task that awaits us. Such is the extent of the obligations that open up before us.


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San Daniele Comboni (1831-1881)


Combonianum è stato una pubblicazione interna di condivisione sul carisma di Comboni. Assegnando questo nome al blog, ho voluto far rivivere questo titolo, ricco di storia e patrimonio carismatico.
Il sottotitolo Spiritualità e Missione vuole precisare l’obiettivo del blog: promuovere una spiritualità missionaria.

Combonianum was an internal publication of sharing on Comboni’s charism. By assigning this name to the blog, I wanted to revive this title, rich in history and charismatic heritage.
The subtitle
Spirituality and Mission wants to specify the goal of the blog: to promote a missionary spirituality.

Sono un comboniano affetto da Sla. Ho aperto e continuo a curare questo blog (tramite il puntatore oculare), animato dal desiderio di rimanere in contatto con la vita del mondo e della Chiesa, e di proseguire così il mio piccolo servizio alla missione.
I miei interessi: tematiche missionarie, spiritualità (ho lavorato nella formazione) e temi biblici (ho fatto teologia biblica alla PUG di Roma)

I am a Comboni missionary with ALS. I opened and continue to curate this blog (through the eye pointer), animated by the desire to stay in touch with the life of the world and of the Church, and thus continue my small service to the mission.
My interests: missionary themes, spirituality (I was in charge of formation) and biblical themes (I studied biblical theology at the PUG in Rome)

Manuel João Pereira Correia


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