Latest news: Europe

Jul 17, 2019 - 12:10 am .- A planned restriction on websites that host pornography in the United Kingdom, set to go into effect July 22, has been delayed for another six months. This marks the third delay for the proposed rules, which mandate that porn websites verify that users are over 18.
Jul 16, 2019 - 06:01 pm .- Franciscan mission priest St. Junipero Serra would perhaps recognize some of the music that will be sung in an upcoming tour of the London Oratory Schola Cantorum Boys Choir in Utah and California, which will include three of the Spanish missions.
Jul 16, 2019 - 11:44 am .- The Court of Appeal of England and Wales is hearing a challenge Tuesday and Wednesday to a buffer zone banning pro-life gatherings and speech near a London abortion clinic.
Jul 15, 2019 - 02:42 pm .- As the British parliament continues to consider a bill on Northern Ireland including amendments that would legalize abortion and same-sex marriage, a peeress from the region has warned the amendments are “not workable.”
Jul 12, 2019 - 10:53 am .- Courts in the United Kingdom have released the text of judicial decisions in the case of a disabled woman orginally ordered to undergo a forced late-term abortion.
Jul 11, 2019 - 07:01 pm .- Vandalism, theft, arson and other increasing attacks on churches in France have led to debates about their causes, amid shock to the community, questions bout the perpetrators, and debates over what the attacks might mean about French culture and the place of Christianity.
Jul 11, 2019 - 05:45 am .- Before St. Benedict left for Subiaco, he studied in Rome, where today there is a little-known chapel built on the site believed to be his former residence.
Jul 11, 2019 - 03:34 am .- Vincent Lambert, a 42 year-old quadriplegic man, died in a French hospital Thursday morning, more than one week after doctors withdrew his food and water.
Jul 10, 2019 - 05:00 pm .- The Russian Orthodox Church is debating an end to the practice of blessing large scale weapons, including nuclear missiles. 
Jul 10, 2019 - 03:18 pm .- The British parliament voted Tuesday to legalize same-sex marriage and abortion in Northern Ireland –  a vote that will take effect only if the region's own legislature is not functional by Oct. 21.
Jul 10, 2019 - 08:16 am .- The Archbishop of Paris, Michael Aupetit, has asked priests of his archdiocese to offer Mass for the intention of Vincent Lambert, the 42 year-old quadriplegic man nearing death in a French hospital after doctors withdrew food and water on Sunday.
Jul 10, 2019 - 12:18 am .- An archbishop in Northern Ireland has called for the reigniting of a “temperance movement” to address the problem of alcohol and drugs, in the wake of increasing gang violence in the country.
Jul 9, 2019 - 04:01 pm .- The mother of a 4 year-old with Down syndrome is suing the National Health Service of the United Kingdom for what she claims was a failure to offer her a prenatal test for the disability.
Jul 9, 2019 - 11:58 am .- A UK appeals court has ruled in favor of a Christian man who was removed from a university course in 2016 for posting online that homosexuality is sinful.
Jul 8, 2019 - 05:19 pm .- A Capuchin Franciscan priest from Northern Ireland who spent 50 years on mission in Zambia has been awarded one of Japan’s highest honors for his promotion of judo in Africa.
Jul 8, 2019 - 04:51 pm .- An estimated 10,000 Irish pro-life advocates attended the first major pro-life rally and march in Ireland since the country implemented permissive abortion legislation, with speakers emphasizing their determination to continue working to restore legal protections for unborn children.
Jul 8, 2019 - 03:01 pm .- Bishops in Northern Ireland have spoken out against amendments to a bill in the British parliament that would liberalize abortion provision in the region, bypassing its self-governance.
Jul 8, 2019 - 10:00 am .- A judge in Ireland has decided that a Catholic girl in foster care can attend a Protestant Church of Ireland school, even though the girl was raised Catholic and her parents objected to her attending the school. 
Jul 2, 2019 - 05:35 pm .- Monsignor Michael Fuchs, vicar general of the Diocese of Regensburg, has published a reflection on the letter Pope Francis has written to Catholics in Germany. Numbers provided in brackets are by Mons. Fuchs and refer to the original letter. Translated by Anian Christoph Wimmer from the original German as published by CNA Deutsch.
Jul 2, 2019 - 02:01 pm .- Doctors have said they will begin to remove intravenous feeding tubes from Vincent Lambert, though his parents have asked international authorities to intervene to avoid the death of the man, who requires artificial life support due to a severe injury.
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