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Christians in Europe. Card. Marx: instruments of unity and witnesses of hope

Cardinal Reinhard MarxTo create spaces for dialogue, open to all, to share ideas and concrete proposals aimed at restarting Europe. The experience at the Vatican, “(Re) thinking Europe”, must continue. Interview with Cardinal Reinhard Marx, President of COMECE. "In this dialogue - he said - the Church must be an instrument of unity. We are not owners of everything. We are not owners of the truth. But we are witnesses of hope. It’s our contribution for the good of society”.
To create dialogue and debate forums to rethink Europe, to share ideas and concrete proposals, to engage people in constitutive processes, to find a new balance for coexistence. It’s the proposal advanced in Rome at the end of three day of meetings and dialogue on “(Re) Thinking Europe. A Christian contribution to the future of the European Project.” The event, held on the initiative of the Commission of Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) and of the Secretary of State, was attended by 350 political leaders, bishops, and representatives of civil society in Europe. It wasn’t a typical meeting but rather an area for dialogue with panel debates and 18 workshops. The final proposal – made by Cardinal Reinhard Marx, Archbishop of Munich and Freising, President of the German Bishops’ Conference and President of COMECE – is to continue proposing other occasions for debate that may take different forms: dialogue forums, assemblies, discussion panels, open to everyone. His Eminence drew a final balance of the meeting for SIR.

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