CCEE Presidency calls for the solidarity of EU
Statement from the CCEE Presidency
The soul-stirring influx of emigrés arriving in Europe, especially from Libya, victims of the war, is well-known to all of us.
Masses of refugees reach Europe on Italy’s coasts. However, the issue does not affect just one nation, but calls for the solidarity, and institutional solidarity, too, of all peoples on the European continent, as well as that of the structures of the European Union and other continental bodies.
We believe the effective participation of all leaders in resolving this truly serious and pressing problem is urgent.
In every human person we must see the inalienable dignity of the creature bearing in him / herself the image of God.
We are also responsible for safeguarding legal order and are respectful of the dignity of all people in the countries of our continent.
We pray that arms may give way to reason and dialogue.
Cardinal Péter Erdő, Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest and CCEE President
Cardinal Josip Bozanić, Archbishop of Zagreb and CCEE Vice-president
Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard, Archbishop of Bordeaux and CCEE Vice-president