The Luxembourg cardinal who speaks for the European Union’s Catholic bishops has warned the EU could be left “fatally wounded” from a lack of solidarity during the Covid-19 pandemic, fuelling “disenchantment with the European project”. […]

Writing on Saturday in the Vatican-based bi-monthly, La Civilta Cattolica, he said the “world of consumption and pleasure” had long eclipsed fears of death among Europeans, leaving a generation “growing up in this superficial world and knowing no other”. He added that the continent’s economy had “taken the path of unbridled liberalism”, guided by “maximisation of profit” largely undeterred by economic setbacks. […]

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