AB Komisyon Başkan Yardımcısı Timmermans’ın Vatikan’da Hıristiyanlar gelecek Avrupa projesine katkıda bulunuyor başlıklı konuşması… (english)
First Vice-President Timmermans delivers a speech at the Vatican
This afternoon, European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans will deliver an opening speech at the event “Christian contributions to the future of the European project”, organised by the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community (COMECE). The First Vice-President will discuss the important bridge building roles played by His Holiness the Pope and by the European Union, and will reflect on the Pope’s work to raise awareness of important global challenges such as migration and climate change. The First Vice-President – who leads the dialogue between the European Commission and churches and religious associations or communities – will say in his speech: “In Europe, our religions, our nations and our people all share common values…But despite our continent being united, our values are being challenged once again, by globalisation, by the 4thindustrial revolution, by climate change and by migration. These great upheavals are testing our bonds and the values we sometimes take for granted.” As part of the event, the First Vice-President will also participate in a number of panel discussions, and will be granted a private audience with His Holiness Pope Francis.