MoJ: Pope Francis: Europe, "What has happened to you?"
His Charlemagne Prize speech.
"What has happened to you, the Europe of humanism, the champion of human rights, democracy and freedom?"
One could argue that that same spirit of liberalism is what happened to Europe and is the root of the malaise.
The new Unholy Roman Empire.
The End of Political Christian Humanism in Europe? by Fr. Mark A. Pilon
Catholic leaders in Europe once shared a deep seated Christian humanism that guided their political activity as they worked to rebuild their own countries. What happened?