Russian Orthodox Archbishop Warns the West

Russian Orthodox Archbishop Hilarion Alfeyev has offered a stark warning to Western churches confronting secularism in Europe.

 

Russian Orthodox Archbishop Hilarion Alfeyev issued what could only be viewed as a warning to Western churches during a speech last week at the Russian Embassy in London. Continue reading

Now or never: European Central Bank chief orders nations to fix EU problems or FALL

In the face of social, economic and cultural inconpatability, the only solution European leaders have ever had is further integration as a means to achieve the United States of Europe.

 

THE EUROPEAN UNION is deepening discontent across all member states with its failure to tighten external borders, co-ordinate defence policies and tackle inequality, according to European Central Bank President.

Mario Draghi said EU leaders are reversing progress made in recent years with policies which “have at times been reminiscent of the interwar period: isolationism, protectionism, nationalism”.

Mr Draghi called European policies such as Schengen “incomplete” and plans for integration “dangerous”. Continue reading

Pope Francis: Europe’s Top Unifier

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Caption: Pope Francis waves as he delivers a message from the central balcony of St Peter’s Basilica on Dec. 25, 2015. (Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

 

Europe’s prestigious Charlemagne Prize for promoting unity goes to the pope—an important sign of what’s to come.

That news will come as no surprise to those familiar with theTrumpet.com. For years we have said that the Catholic Church must play a powerful role in European unity.

The European Common Market has “so far … been unable to bring about full political union,” wrote Herbert W. Armstrong in his book The United States and Britain in Prophecy. “This will be made possible by the ‘good offices’ of the Vatican, who alone can be the symbol of unity to which they can look.”

Few see the signs of the Vatican playing this role, so far. Many of Europe’s modern leaders are from Europe’s very secular, multicultural left. But now, as Europe is becoming increasingly desperate for unity—with the euro, the border-free Schengen zone, and even the European Union itself under threat—we’re seeing more signs that it will look to the Vatican.

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