African, European bishops: Globalization demands vigilance from church


Cape Town, South Africa — While globalization at its best can enable the sharing of spiritual and material riches, it also can lead to huge destruction, the bishops of Europe and Africa said after a four-day meeting in Fatima, Portugal.

Globalization is a dynamic process that “affects all areas of individual, family and social life, including economics, politics, culture and religion,” said an April 16 statement by the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences and the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar.

Twenty-five bishops were among the more than 35 participants from the two continents who met April 12-15 to discuss the effects of globalization on the church and cultures in Europe and Africa. Cardinal Manuel Clemente, patriarch of Lisbon and…

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