Riccardi Andrea: on the web

Riccardi Andrea: on social networks

Riccardi Andrea: press review

change language
you are in: home - news contact usnewsletterlink

Support the Community

  
March 23 2017

I dream of a new European humanism, that calls for memory, courage, a sound and humane utopian vision.

 
printable version

With mind and heart, with hope and without vain nostalgia, like a son who rediscovers in Mother Europe his roots of life and faith, I dream of a new European humanism, one that involves “a constant work of humanization” and calls for “memory, courage, and a sound and humane utopian vision”. I dream of a Europe that is young, still capable of being a mother: a mother who has life because she respects life and offers hope for life. I dream of a Europe that cares for children, that offers fraternal help to the poor and those newcomers seeking acceptance because they have lost everything and need shelter.

I dream of a Europe that is attentive to and concerned for the infirm and the elderly, lest they be simply set aside as useless. I dream of a Europe where being a migrant is not a crime but a summons to greater commitment on behalf of the dignity of every human being. I dream of a Europe where young people breathe the pure air of honesty, where they love the beauty of a culture and a simple life undefiled by the insatiable needs of consumerism, where getting married and having children is a responsibility and a great joy, not a problem due to the lack of stable employment.

I dream of a Europe of families, with truly effective policies concentrated on faces rather than numbers, on birth rates more than rates of consumption. I dream of a Europe that promotes and protects the rights of everyone, without neglecting its duties towards all. I dream of a Europe of which it will not be said that its commitment to human rights was its last utopia.

 

Address of Pope Francis in occasion of the conferral of the Charlemagne Prize, Vatican City, May 6th 2016


 ALSO READ
• NEWS
June 19 2009

"Ethiopia, an African Christianism": Historical - religious studies day. Texts and images

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | PT
all news
• PRESS
April 24 2017
Vatican Insider

Germania, Riccardi incontra Merkel per discutere di Europa, pace e migranti

March 27 2017
RomaSette.it

La preghiera ecumenica per l’Europa «bella e problematica»

March 26 2017
L'huffington Post

Andrea Riccardi: Dove sono le voci dei cristiani di fronte alla crisi dell'Europa

March 24 2017
SIR

Preghiera ecumenica per l’Europa: Riccardi (Sant’Egidio), “non si torna indietro, ci vuole più Europa”

March 23 2017
L'huffington Post

Un'Europa da fare e sognare, tra Sergio Mattarella e Papa Francesco

March 16 2017
SIR

Papa Francesco: in libreria “Sognare l’Europa” (Edb). Riccardi (storico), “ha un’idea alta” del Vecchio Continente proponendo “un nuovo umanesimo

all press releases
• EVENTI
March 24 2017 | ROME, ITALY

Preghiera ecumenica per l'Europa nel 60° anniversario dei Trattati di Roma

All meetings of prayer for peace
• DOCUMENTS

Non muri ma ponti: il messaggio di Andrea Riccardi al 4° congresso di 'Insieme per l'Europa'

Marco Impagliazzo: Il sogno di un'Europa che promuova la società del vivere insieme e la pace

Walter Kasper

Laudatio per il prof. Andrea Riccardi in occasione del conferimento del Premio Umanesimo 2016 a Berlino

L'appello finale del pellegrinaggio dei giovani europei ad Auschwitz (IT)

Andrea Riccardi

Europe : au-delà de la crise, l’espérance

all documents
• BOOKS

Trialoog





Lannoo Uitgeverij N.V

Dopo la paura, la speranza





San Paolo
all books

PHOTOS

733 visits

681 visits

676 visits

672 visits

627 visits
all the related media