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« The family, united, fruitful and indissoluble, possesses the elements fundamental for fostering hope in the future. » - Pope Francis addresses a strong message in favour of the family and human dignity to the European Parliament

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Strasbourg, 25 November 2014

Today Pope Francis addressed the European Parliament during its plenary session in Strasbourg. His speech which was welcomed by standing ovations by the Members of European Parliament through whom he addressed a message to all citizens of the European Union, wishing “as a pastor, to offer a message of hope and encouragement”. Recalling the spirit of the founding fathers of Europe, the Holy Father stressed that “at the heart of this ambitious political project was confidence in man, not soo much as a citizen or an economic agent, but in man, in men and women as persons endowed with transcendent dignity”.

"The family, united, fruitful and indissoluble, possesses the elements fundamental for fostering hope in the future."  Pope Francis made several strong points about the role of family, namely saying that “To give Europe hope means more than simply acknowledging the centrality of the human person; it also implies nurturing the gifts of each man and woman. It means investing in individuals and in those settings in which their talents are shaped and flourish. The first area surely is that of education, beginning with the family, the fundamental cell and most precious element of any society.”

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Outgoing Commissioner pushes LGBT agenda at the EU Council but ministers won’t follow her

On 28 October the Italian Presidency of the EU in cooperation with the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) and the General Secretariat of the EU Council hosted a high-level conference on “Tackling sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination: next steps in EU and Member State policy making”

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Press release | "Europe Day" - Don't forget the family, Europe's treasure!

Brussels, 9 May 2014

Today the European Institutions celebrate what is commonly known as "Europe Day" in Brussels. Two weeks ahead of the European elections, the commemoration of the "Schuman declaration" by one of the founding fathers of the EU provides a reminder of what peace really brought to our European continent: soon 7 decades of peace among the EU Member States. An achievement for which the EU was granted the Nobel Peace Prize in 2012.

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Popular Expression vs. Political Power in the EU - is 1.8 Million EU Citizens enough to convince the European Commission to implement the ruling of the European Court of Justice?

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Strasbourg, 14 April 2014

As the last plenary session of the European Parliament before the European elections is about to begin, some Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) are voicing concern that EU citizens are not agreeing with the agenda set by the European institutions in the areas of research and development aid.

Last Thursday the public hearing of the European Citizens Intiative One of Us took place at the European Parliament in Brussels. In a fully packed room over 400 people the biggest petition ever in the history of the European Union was presented, voicing the request of over 1.8 Million EU citizens to end the EU funding of activities which presuppose the destruction of human embryos, i.e. research and development aid.

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"VOTE FOR FAMILY 2014" - FAFCE launches pledge campaign for Family friendly policies ahead of the EU Elections!

Brussels, 26 April 2014

Today FAFCE, the European Federation of Catholic Family Associations, and its Members launch an EU wide campaign calling for family friendly EU policies ahead of the European Elections. The campaign Vote for Family 2014 will be run in all EU Members States, and aims at encouraging candidates for the European Elections to promote family friendly policies if elected. Candidates will be invited to sign the Vote for Family Manifesto and their names will be published on 15 May, the International Day of the Family.

A website dedicated to the campaign is launched today: www.voteforfamily2014.eu. It presents FAFCE’s Elections manifesto in all EU languages.

A video presents the campaign in a nutshell.

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