Solidarity in Europe
The Catholic Times this week, Sunday April 26th, ran a piece on 'Having faith in a vision of Europe' by James Hastings. James reported on Archbishop Diarmuid Martin's comments on the role Ireland has to play in a new Europe. Archbishop Martin is Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland. he was born in Dublin. He quoted the Archbishop as saying: "... European Christians have a new opportunity to bring to a Europe in search of hope and vision, a challenging way of bringing the Christian message." For Ireland and Britain, these are challenging times for all of us and a time when people are more receptive to the Christian message and more in need of a hope that the material world has failed to give them. The Archbishop believes it is not a political structure that will bring about change but a spiritual one. More than ever Europe needs to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ.