Latest news: Europe
Oct 28, 2016 - 05:07 pm .- In a recent article for a German journal, Cardinal Walter Kasper – a protagonist for the admission of the divorced-and-remarried to Holy Communion – has written that Amoris laetitia marks a “paradigm shift” that allows for a “changed pastoral practice.”
Oct 27, 2016 - 03:26 pm .- Helping the victims of human trafficking is not enough – we must go to the root to solve the problem, said one survivor at an event with Pope Francis on Thursday.
Oct 27, 2016 - 12:08 am .- The genocide of Yazidis and Christians in the Middle East and the refugee crisis should be a priority for Europe, the EU special envoy for religious freedom has said.
Oct 26, 2016 - 06:01 am .- The tragic death of a mother in Italy after late-term pregnancy complications and miscarriage is being pinned on the doctor’s refusal to perform a late-term abortion, despite appearances that the mother died of complications of the miscarriage.
Oct 26, 2016 - 03:03 am .- This week 130 Syrian refugees landed in Rome as part of a pilot program aimed at providing safe passage for migrants seeking to enter Europe, all of whom voiced their gratitude and desire to leave war behind.
Oct 24, 2016 - 10:52 am .- Bringing all people the lasting joy of the Church should be the focus of their service, Pope Francis told representatives of the Jesuits on Monday, as he urged them to shun pursuit of worldly leadership and position.
Oct 21, 2016 - 10:19 am .- A fellow Jesuit who has known Fr. Arturo Sosa for more than 50 years has said the newly elected head of the order, while not always explicitly vocal, is critical of the current socialist government in Venezuela pioneered by Hugo Chavez.
Oct 15, 2016 - 03:02 am .- The Dutch government is set to legalize euthanasia for people who don’t want to live anymore but are not necessarily terminally ill or experiencing extreme suffering.
Oct 14, 2016 - 10:08 am .- On Friday Pope Francis visited with young children at the “SOS Village” in Rome, a community made up of homes for children who are in positions of family or social hardship, as recommended by social services.
Oct 14, 2016 - 12:02 am .- Mother Marie Adele Garnier led no ordinary life.
Oct 13, 2016 - 08:02 pm .- Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco has been elected the new President of the European Bishops Conference – a move which makes a clear statement in terms of how the continent's leaders plan on facing a broad spectrum of current crises.  
Oct 11, 2016 - 12:02 am .- As society becomes increasingly global, the question of how to spread the Gospel, particularly in the U.S., depends more and more on how effectively we engage with the varying cultures around us  – just as the many missionaries to America did before, say Catholic leaders.
Oct 8, 2016 - 04:02 pm .- A rising push for gender ideology will have deep consequences, but Catholics can respond in the right way, an English bishop has told education leaders in his diocese.  
Oct 7, 2016 - 04:19 pm .- Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos has won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to secure peace with the FARC rebel group, despite the rejection of a proposed peace deal in a national referendum.
Oct 4, 2016 - 05:09 pm .- For Ireland’s leading archbishop, Pope Francis’ call for a “revolution of tenderness” is a ch
Oct 4, 2016 - 06:17 am .- What is the proper Catholic response to the Jubilee Year of Mercy? Put simply, the answer is “action,” Bishop Richard Moth of Arundel and Brighton, England told the members of his diocese last week.
Oct 3, 2016 - 04:05 pm .- The tiny community of the Catholic Church in Georgia was barely surviving just decades ago. Now it has an opportunity to regenerate itself following Pope Francis' model of the “Church of consolation,” the local Catholic bishop has said.
Oct 3, 2016 - 03:02 pm .- Italian police have arrested a 39-year-old Ghanaian man who entered several historic churches in central Rome Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, destroying a number of statues and creating panic among the faithful and tourists who were there at the time.
Oct 1, 2016 - 10:28 am .- Speaking to Georgia's religious and civil authorities on Saturday, Pope Francis affirmed the country's Christian identity, and called the Georgian Orthodox Church to recall the unity of baptism among Christian believers.
Sep 30, 2016 - 04:13 pm .- Pope Francis on his visit to Georgia will find a country where dialogue among Christians is particularly difficult, with cool relations between the Georgian Orthodox Church and the country’s tiny Catholic minority.

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