Tuesday, 27 March 2007

Bishop of Chelmsford 'Disappointment as EU Forgets Christian Heritage'

Ed: "When I fed them, they were satisfied;
when they were satisfied, they became proud;
then they forgot me." Hosea 13:6

The Bishop of Chelmsford, the Rt Rev John Gladwin, has expressed his disappointment after celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the EU failed to include a reference to Europe’s Christian heritage.

European leaders gathered at the Berlin Philharmonic on Sunday as Germany, current EU presidency holders, led the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome.

To mark the 50th anniversary, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, issued the “Berlin Declaration”, a statement highlighting European values such as democracy and outlining a vision for the future which includes fighting climate change. It contains, however, no reference to God or to Europe’s Christian roots. Read more

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