European Parliament

“A EU wide campaign in which Jesuit Missions and other European Jesuit organisations have played a leading role has resulted in the European Parliament approving a regulation which could benefit thousands of poor people in some of the most fragile and conflict-ridden countries in the developing world.   The campaign focused on the trade worth millions of euros annually in minerals (e.g. gold, diamonds, tantalum, tin, copper, coal) which are used in every day products like...
Pope Francis has stressed the cura personalis – the care of the ‘whole person’ – in his address to the European Parliament in Strasbourg. In the realms of technology, education, work and politics, he told parliamentarians that they had a responsibility to respect and support individuals. “Upholding the dignity of the person means ... acknowledging the value of human life, which is freely given us and hence cannot be an object of trade or commerce,” he said....