Strasbourg, France, Jul 5, 2021 / 05:45 am
Cardinal Pietro Parolin said on Sunday that Europe needs faith in God as it struggles with a “demographic winter.”
Preaching at Mass in Strasbourg Cathedral in France on July 4, the Vatican Secretary of State urged the continent to rediscover its Christian roots.
“Europe needs hope if it wants to put an end to the demographic winter, which is not primarily the result of an economic or social crisis, but of the weakening of hope and the authentic meaning of life and existence,” he said.
He continued: “Europe needs faith in God, who is Father; it needs confidence in its potential, especially spiritual.”