Latest news: Europe
Jun 17, 2016 - 06:11 pm .- Despite last-minute defections by representatives of four Orthodox Patriarchates, a spokesman for the Ecumenical Patriarch insists that the Council of the Orthodox Churches will still speak for all of Eastern Orthodoxy and will foster Orthodox unity as well.
Jun 17, 2016 - 12:00 pm .- On Friday afternoon Pope Francis visited two communities of priests in Rome as part of his “Mercy Friday” initiative to spend time with various groups each month during the Jubilee of Mercy.
Jun 17, 2016 - 03:02 am .- A teenager and practicing Catholic in the United Kingdom was reportedly tied to a cross and hung from a wall in a campaign of bullying by four of his older, male co-workers.
Jun 16, 2016 - 02:56 pm .- Pope Francis said Thursday that the great majority of sacramental marriages today are not valid, because couples do not enter into them with a proper understanding of permanence and commitment.
Jun 16, 2016 - 06:02 am .- While the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople maintains the “pan-Orthodox Council” scheduled to begin on Sunday will take place, the gathering is in disarray after four Eastern Orthodox Churches announced they would not be taking part.
Jun 16, 2016 - 03:46 am .- Since the very first World Youth Day in 1986, the international Catholic event has been marked by prayer, music, and fellowship among thousands of young people eager to encounter the Pope.
Jun 14, 2016 - 11:38 am .- The first graduates of an international diploma course on safeguarding minors received a special greeting from Pope Francis, who encouraged the students and faculty to be courageous in their work against sexual abuse.
Jun 13, 2016 - 03:18 pm .- Pro-life groups in Ireland are charging that a United Nations human rights committee contradicted its mission when it ruled that the Republic of Ireland’s laws against abortion violated a woman’s rights.
Jun 12, 2016 - 06:02 am .- With a letter sent Wednesday to the general secretary of the Italian bishops' conference, Pope Francis established a bilateral working group on the reform of the process of investigating marriage nullity.
Jun 9, 2016 - 06:02 am .- Known for kneeling to pray an 'Our Father' before his races, renowned motorcyclist Luis Salom died June 3 after an accident while practicing for Spain's Grand Prix.  
Jun 8, 2016 - 06:02 am .- Coming on the heels of the centenary of the Armenian genocide, Pope Francis' upcoming visit to the Caucasus nation is a sign of appreciation for the fidelity to Christianity, said one prelate involved in preparations for the trip.
Jun 7, 2016 - 03:04 am .- During last week's Jubilee for Priests in Rome, Bishop Robert Barron sat down for an interview with CNA where he discussed Pope Francis' view on the meaning of the priesthood.
Jun 7, 2016 - 12:08 am .- An Italian sect centered on the worship of an alleged apparition of the Child Jesus which is gathered around the son-in-law of the seer has been found guilty of schism and received a ‘latae sententiae’ excommunication.
Jun 3, 2016 - 04:03 am .- A group of Italy-based monks pray and work at their monastery at St. Benedict's birthplace. Now the fruits of their labors – Belgian-style beers – are coming to America.
Jun 2, 2016 - 12:43 pm .- In recent weeks, Catholics in France and Belgium – countries still recovering from brutal ISIS attacks – have been hit with numerous acts of violence and aggression, including fires set in churches, an assault on a priest, the desecration of a tabernacle and the hacking of more than 100 Catholic websites.
Jun 1, 2016 - 03:02 am .- Irene Bertoni was 18 years-old during World War II. And it was at this tumultuous time that she discovered God's vocational call for her to be a mother.
May 29, 2016 - 04:02 pm .- It's a conflict that's been raging in Ukraine for two years, costing thousands of lives and displacing millions of people. But the international community seems to have largely forgotten about it.
May 27, 2016 - 03:04 pm .- Cardinal Loris Capovilla, St. John XXIII’s personal secretary, died May 26 at the age of 100. He had been the closest collaborator of the sainted “Good Pope John” for ten years.
May 27, 2016 - 12:57 am .- The Vatican has voiced support for global health care goals and has said that Catholic institutions are committed to combating problems like communicable diseases.
May 26, 2016 - 11:44 am .- In breaking bread for his disciples Christ gave an example of what it means to allow oneself to be broken for the good of others, Pope Francis said on the feast of Corpus Christi, explaining that it is the Eucharist which gives us the strength to do this.

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