Europe like an infertile ‘grandmother’ – Pope tells MEPs

Pope Francis received a standing ovation when he addressed the European Parliament this morning. During his speech he said Europe gave the impression of being aged and weary. And he said it had become like an infertile grandmother. He told MEPs that the true strength of our democracies must not be allowed to collapse under the pressure of multinational interests. Karen Coleman from EuroParlRadio now reports from the European Parliament.

Out words: in Strasbourg

Dur: 00:58


Pope Francis gets the red carpet at European Parliament

Pope Francis is currently visiting the European Parliament in Strasbourg. His Holiness arrived in the Parliament after flying into Strasbourg airport. He was met by the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schultz. The Last time a Pope visited the Parliament was in 1988 when John Paul addressed MEPs and was heckled by the late Ian Paisley who was an MEP at the time. The Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune says his visit is an important one.

Out words: for Europe

Dur: 00:25


Pope Francis visits European Parliament

Pope Francis is visiting the European
Parliament in Strasbourg this morning. His Holiness flew into Strasbourg airport and then was driven directly to the Parliament. The Pope will address MEPs and then he
will also visit the Council of Europe. The Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune had this
to say about the Pope’s visit.

Out words: to day

Dur: 00:25