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Policies need to protect workers say European bishops

ROME (CNS): Work is sustainable only “if it does not harm or destroy the livelihood of others, and if it uses generously and equitably the gifts of creation,” said the social affairs commission of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community (COMECE).
 
In its report, Shaping the future of work, published on November 5, it called on politicians must act to assist workers as technology continues to transform jobs across Europe
 

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New head of European bishops’ commission sets out priorities

BRUSSELS (CNS): The new head the Brussels-based Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community bishops, Archbishop Jean-Claude Hollerich of Luxembourg, pledged to combat populism and promote European unity.
 
“The European Union (EU) is a gain for the common good and this is why the Church should be in constant dialogue with it,” said Bishop Hollerich, who was elected president of the commission on March 8.
 

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Bishops baulk at person status for robots

BRUSSELS (SE): The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community is critical of a resolution from the European Parliament calling for consideration to be given to attributing the status of a person to some robots.
 
Although two rivers in the world, one in India and one in New Zealand have attained this status they are living creatures and the personhood is connected with the wellbeing of the river being directly linked to the wellbeing of the people.
 

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