The Director of the University Institute of European Studies of San Pablo CEU University, Francisco J. Fonseca Morillo, this Friday in his preaching of the Holy Week in Valladolid asserted “the dignity of the human person” in an intervention of a notable European character; in which Pope Francis proposed to affirm “integration, integration and fuller integration” as a response to the problem of immigration, which is something that “faces us with our selfishness and fear as a society”. “Proposing yourself in the profane is an alternative”, asked if it is possible to “continue to live in splendid denial, in the brief selfishness of successful societies.”
Before the descent of Christ from Gregorio Fernández, in the Cathedral Church, he was vehement: “He is ashamed of our distrust, our half-measures and the political myopia that this attitude implies. I don’t mean to be an idealist. We need to order migratory flows, and for this we need middle-of-the-road policies, which we call all angles: economic, political, strategic diplomatic policies and also to the fears that all wealthy societies have over others”, reports Ical.
Doctor of Law from the University of Valladolid and brother of Vera Cruz for almost sixty years, Fonseca Morillo confirmed that in Europe “it is much easier to protect our borders than solidarity and reception”, in the same way that “it is much easier to set out great goals than concrete political developments and to render legislative responsibilities”. In this sense, an example of “paralysis” in the great proposal of the European Commission 2020 in the great European agreement on Asylum and Immigration, “obsessed with differences and the lack of solidarity between our states”.
The herald of the Holy Week affirmed that it is not possible to act as a passive citizen “neither for reasons of ethical and moral opinions, nor for the benefit of the society of Central Europe”. Thus, he stated that due to its geographical location, Europe is the “natural destination” of large migrant movements from Africa and the Middle East, before warning that in the next 25 years the current population in Africa will double, while the second to demographic expectations Europe will go from 6 percent to 4 percent of the world’s population.
Solidarity with Ukraine
In his speech he also wanted to make an “appeal for justice and solidarity” in the face of the situation in Ukraine. “A year ago in Europe we witnessed, with mixed disbelief and horror, the unjust and unjust aggression of the Russian Government against Ukraine. One year later, Ukraine has shown its will to survive and prosper in the European family. Let us not be mistaken, in that war we risk a large part of our future experiment in peace, progress and common democracy’ he argued.
From the point of view “the real enemy” for the autocracy in Russia is “the inability to attract neighboring countries to their space, which they think is the only model of prosperity in the European family.” “We have a very important European duty: by supporting Ukraine’s military effort, by welcoming millions of people affected by the war, by opening the doors of the Ukrainian Union, we defend not only our political stability, but also each other against injustice,” he concluded.
For Fonseca Morillo “Europe is the solution to the collective problems of the European States and citizens”, and although he showed that “he is a strong critic of Europe”, he still considered that “it is very dangerous to the health to deny the thing that Europe thinks of as progress, peace and tolerance and respect for those who they don’t feel like us.”
Connecting Europe with Christianity, Benedict XVI led the pope to mention that “European culture was born from the meeting between Jerusalem, Athens and Rome”. “Christianity has been an integral part of the Europe we know today from the days of the Christian Republic when the nation states arose at the end of the Middle Ages. Europe”, he proposed first, “a Europe of goods, which all internal and shared”.
After announcing Holy Week in Valladolid as one of the “deepest” features of the identity of the people of Valladolid, he defended “for their convictions, love and heartbreak, anger and joy”, “living Holy Week today more than ever”. “.