Carrón to La Croix: “In front of the European crisis, Christians are called to give witness"

What is happening in Europe? How have the faithful been challenging themselves? How can we re-propose the faith in this context? We publish Carrón's interview with French magazine La Croix.

On the eve of the European elections, Father Julian Carrón, president of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, a Catholic movement born in Italy, will be at the Collège des Bernardins on Friday, May 24 for an evening about the challenges that have been raised to the Christian proclamation concerning a Europe in crisis. On this occasion, he answered a few questions from La Croix.

Interview by Marie Malzac.

La Croix: How would you describe the current crisis in Europe?

Father Julián Carrón: The points of reference that were established and consolidated over the course of centuries are questioned today at a deep level. Shared values having to do with the family, with relationships between generations, with the way we work: all this is up for grabs and no longer forms a common basis around which Europeans can meet each other. Even just a few years ago, it would have been unthinkable to build walls to protect ourselves from outsiders, after having just fought to bring down the Berlin Wall.