· Vatican City ·

29 August 2020

The Patronesses of Europe

The new Europe cannot solely be founded on economics, finance, political agreements and diplomacy. This Europe needs collective values -and as strange as it may seem-, it needs common feelings able to guide it, to direct it, to interpret its deepest soul and to point to a hope for the future. For these ends, the patronesses of Europe, the saints, to whom the inhabitants of the old continent have entrusted themselves, are a source of models, values, and ways forward. Their holiness can transmit vitality and new strength to an idea that often falters; for this reason -amongst others-, we have dedicated an issue of Women Church World to them.