Latest news: Europe
Dec 1, 2016 - 12:08 am .- European leaders gathered this week at a conference in Vienna to discuss Christian persecution and its resounding effect on Europe, particularly emphasizing the need to seriously address religious discrimination and genocide around the world.
Nov 30, 2016 - 12:09 am .- In an unusual turn of events, the Catholic Church in Norway is under fire for reportedly lying about its number of parishioners in order to receive more state monetary aid.
Nov 27, 2016 - 03:48 pm .- Physician-assisted suicide has been a subject of controversy for several years, but Liz Carr is taking the issue somewhere it has never been before: the musical theatre.
Nov 25, 2016 - 09:45 am .- An attack at a French retirement home for missionaries to Africa late on Thursday has left dead one caregiver. The residents have been evacuated and are now safe, but the perpetrator is still at large.
Nov 23, 2016 - 02:23 pm .- A French court has drawn international backlash for ruling that a popular video showing happy children with Down syndrome was “inappropriate” for French television.
Nov 23, 2016 - 03:02 am .- In a sit-down interview with CNA Monday, Cardinal Joseph Tobin opened up about his appointment and his thoughts on the U.S. elections, as well as Pope Francis’ warning to cardinal’s against ‘polarization’ and his emphasis on mercy.
Nov 19, 2016 - 04:04 pm .- Having spent the Holy Year fulfilling his mandate as one of Pope Francis’ Missionaries of Mercy, Fr. John Paul Zeller has some advice for his fellow priests when it comes to forgiveness and the sacrament of Confession.
Nov 18, 2016 - 03:26 pm .- In a simple rite this Saturday, 17 prelates will receive a red biretta from Pope Francis and thus join the College of Cardinals.
Nov 18, 2016 - 11:05 am .- Venezuelan Archbishop Baltazar Enrique Porras Cardozo is one of the Pope's picks from the peripheries who will get a red hat this weekend, which the new cardinal-elect says is a sign of the Vatican's concern for the people amid the country’s ongoing crisis.
Nov 16, 2016 - 03:04 pm .- Critics of a Spanish judge say he wrongly dismissed charges against an artist who stole consecrated Hosts for an exhibit that disrespected the Catholic faith.
Nov 16, 2016 - 11:09 am .- Archbishop Silvano Tomasi said the election of Archbishop Jose Gómez as vice president of the U.S. bishop’s conference will serve as a great resource on immigration, especially in wake of the presidential election of Donald Trump – known for his “fiery” comments on the issue.
Nov 16, 2016 - 12:05 am .- While rarely talked about, Neglected Tropical Diseases are the most widespread ailment among the world's poorest of the poor – yet also ironically the most prevalent in top global economies, experts say.
Nov 15, 2016 - 05:30 pm .- Religious freedom is under threat worldwide from phenomena like Islamic “hyper-extremism,” but there are also other dangers, a new report from Aid to the Church in Need says.
Nov 11, 2016 - 04:06 pm .- Those who are homeless, both those who live on the streets and those who move from place to place, need active charity from Christians, Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster has said.
Nov 11, 2016 - 10:43 am .- For his last “Mercy Friday” during the Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis spent the afternoon visiting seven young men who have left the priesthood, as a sign of closeness and affection after the difficult decision they made.
Nov 2, 2016 - 10:57 am .- While it's sad to think about our own death or that of a loved one, we can never be truly hopeless because of Christ's resurrection, Pope Francis said on All Souls day at a cemetery outside of Rome.
Nov 2, 2016 - 06:01 am .- During 40 years of communist rule in Albania – which in 1967 declared itself the first completely atheist country in the world – praying, making the sign of the cross, wearing a crucifix around one’s neck, or any other evidence of being a believer in God were treated as crimes.
Nov 2, 2016 - 03:02 am .- In the 14th century, approximately one third of the population of Europe - or anywhere from 75 million to 200 million people - was wiped out due to what became known as the Black Death.
Nov 1, 2016 - 04:44 am .- The saints of the Church have many different qualities, but one thing that unites them all is a sense of joy, Pope Francis said in his All Saints Day Mass in Sweden.
Oct 31, 2016 - 12:36 pm .- While in Sweden to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Pope Francis heard moving testimonies from both Lutherans and Catholics working to better society, giving thanks for their witness and praying for greater unity.

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