For the first time in its 50-year history, the Catholic Church in the European Union (COMECE) has asked ALL member states of the European Union to adopt the policies of Rome. The top Roman Catholic leaders from Europe have shared their path to a better future with national governments across Europe. And what is the path that Europe should follow? Below is part of the letter written by COMECE to the European Union member states. The following was published by both COMECE and Vatican News:
“Pope Francis with his Encyclical Laudato Si’ has provided a compass for shaping a new civilization. In his new Encyclical Fratelli tutti, signed a few weeks ago on the tomb of Saint Francis of Assisi, he calls the whole of humanity to universal brotherhood and social friendship, not forgetting those on the margins, wounded and suffering. The Principles of Catholic Social Teaching as human dignity and solidarity, like also the preferential option for the poor and sustainability, can be guiding principles to build up a different model of economy and society after the pandemic.”  
The letter was signed by the following:
- Gualtiero Cardinal Bassetti, Archbishop of Perugia-Città della Pieve, Italy
- Msgr. Georg Bätzing, Bishop of Limburg, Germany
- Jozef Cardinal De Kesel, Archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels, Belgium
- Msgr. Éric Marie de Moulins d’Amieu de Beaufort, Archbishop of Reims, France
- Msgr. Stanisław Gądecki, Archbishop of Poznań, Poland
- Msgr. Jan Graubner, Archbishop of Olomouc, Czech Republic
- Msgr. Gintaras Linas Grušas, Archbishop of Vilnius, Lithuania
- Jean-Claude Cardinal Hollerich, S.J., Archbishop of Luxembourg, COMECE President Note: Archbishop Jean-Claude is both a Jesuit and President of COMECE 
- Msgr. Philippe Jourdan, Apostolic Administrator, Estonia
- Msgr. Czeslaw Kozon, Bishop of Copenhagen, Denmark, Nordic Bishops’ Conference
- Msgr. Dr. Franz Lackner, O.F.M., Archbishop of Salzburg, Austria
- Msgr. Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh, Ireland
- Juan José Cardinal Omella Omella, Archbishop of Barcelona, Spain
- Msgr. José Ornelas Carvalho, S.C.I., Bishop of Setúbal, Portugal
- Msgr. Aurel Percă, Archbishop of Bucarest, Romania
- Msgr. Christo Proykov, Eparchal Bishop of Saint John XXIII of Sofia, Bulgaria
- Msgr. Želimir Puljić, Archbishop of Zadar (Zara), Croatia
- Msgr. Sevastianos Rossolatos, Archbishop of Athens, Greece
- Msgr. Charles Jude Scicluna, Archbishop of Malta
- Msgr. Youssef Antoine Soueif, Archbishop of Tripoli del Libano (Maronite), Cyprus
- Msgr. Viktors Stulpins, Bishop of Liepāja, Latvia
- Msgr. Johannes H. J. van den Hende, Bishop of Rotterdam, Netherlands
- Msgr. András Veres, Bishop of Győr (Raab), Hungary
- Msgr. Stanislav Zore, O.F.M., Archbishop of Ljubljana, Slovenia
- Msgr. Stanislav Zvolenský, Archbishop of Bratislava, Slovakia
Are we awake or are we sleeping because this is a wake-up call? Can we recognize what is so obvious? Today, in our world, rulers, statesmen, scientists, business men, believers and unbelievers alike recognize that the handwriting of destiny is on the wall. What about the Remnant people of God? Are we “watching and praying” (Luke 21:36) and are we “occupied” in the Lord’s work, until He comes (Luke 19:13)?
Rome is calling on the nations of Europe to adopt the encyclicals of Pope Francis, Laudato Si’ and Fratelli Tutti, as a “compass for shaping a new civilization.” The prophetic word and the warnings of Revelation are beckoning us to awaken because time is running out. The clock is ticking. The countdown has begun. But since judgment is deferred, the cry from God’s slumbering people is heard:
“My lord delayeth his coming.” Luke 12:45.
“Tomorrow shall be as this day, and much more abundant.” Isaiah 56:12.
“All things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation.” 2 Peter 3:4.
Whatever our attitude may be towards these prophetic events, let us remember that nations, churches and individuals are being weighed in the divine balances of God’s judgment. Our deeds are being recorded just as surely as God is writing on the walls of this generation telling us to get ready. Sinners in Zion and sinners in Babylon give your hearts to Jesus for the day is near; and it must come.
“While they (Babylonians) were engaged in this sacrilegious feast, a bloodless hand traced opposite the king, characters of writing that could not be read or interpreted by any of the magicians or wise men of the court. Then the king’s countenance was changed, and his thoughts troubled him … The writing on the wall gave evidence that there was a witness to their evil deeds … Before them passed, as in panoramic view, the deeds of their evil lives, and they seemed to be arraigned before the Judgment, of which they had been warned.” (Signs of the Times, July 20, 1891).