Europe, be certain! The Gospel of hope does not disappoint! Throughout the vicissitudes of your history, yesterday and today, it is the light which illumines and directs your way; it is the strenght which sustains your trails; it is the prophecy of a new world; it is the sign of a new beginning; it is the invitation to everyone, believers and non-believers alike, to blaze new trails leading to a Europe of the spirit, in order to make the continent a true “common home” filled with joy of life.
John Paul II, Ecclesia in Europa, 121
- WHERE IS EUROPE GOING? Christians - the Wealth and Hope of the future •Madrid, 1-4 March 2007