Catholic Herald logo
Menu
Migrants arrive at Zefyros beach near the coast of Rhodes, Greece (CNS)

Cardinal Marx says migrant deaths represent a ‘defeat for everything that makes the European Union a community of values’

A coffin carrying the body of a migrant who died crossing the Mediterranean is loaded on to a car in Sicily (AP)

Pope Francis is right: the Mediterranean is becoming ‘a vast graveyard’

Pope Francis greets some women as he arrives to celebrate a Mass for peace and for the reconciliation of North and South Korea (CNS)

Pope Francis has a strong track record on respect for women and the elderly

Pope Francis addresses the European Parliament in Strasbourg (PA)

It’s been said that Francis represents a rupture with the past, but that is not the case here

Pope Francis and EU Parliament President Martin Schulz Below: Francis addresses MEPs (PA)

The Pope’s speech in Strasbourg marks a huge shift in the Church’s stance on the EU

UKIP leader Nigel Farage (PA)

Leader of Eurosceptic party Ukip says Francis’s address to European Parliament marks major shift

Pope Francis delivers his speech at the European Parliament (AP)

Pontiff challenges European leaders to defend dignity of the most vulnerable

Flags outside the European Parliament building in Strasbourg (PA)

For an English translation of the speech go here.

Pope Francis at the European Parliament (PA)

The Pope has discussed migration, human dignity and inter-religious dialogue in two speeches in Strasbourg

Pope Francis and Martin Schulz, president of the European Parliament (Photo: PA)

Address will be the first by a pope in Strasbourg since 1988