Latest news: Europe

Nov 16, 2018 - 10:59 am .- In the wake of the European elections, a proposal was raised to consider “family” as the basis of Europe's cultural heritage.
Nov 16, 2018 - 08:49 am .- The heart of St. Laurence O’Toole is again on public display six years after it was stolen, and 800 years after the death of the saint.
Nov 14, 2018 - 02:46 pm .- An independent government inquiry is investigating how the Archdiocese of Birmingham handled allegations of child sexual abuse made against four priests.
Nov 12, 2018 - 04:56 pm .- Irish Protestants and Catholics should see the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day as an opportunity to build peace and reconciliation, Archbishop Eamon Martin of Ireland said at an interreligious memorial service on Sunday.
Nov 10, 2018 - 06:01 am .- A newly published study has found that nearly half of countries have fertility rates which are below replacement level, meaning that population size will decrease without immigration.
Nov 8, 2018 - 02:05 pm .- Some 640 general practitioners in the Republic of Ireland have signed a petition saying their concerns have not been listened to regarding the government's plan to have abortion services led by general practitioners.
Nov 8, 2018 - 01:01 pm .- Pope Francis spoke of the importance of increasing access to clean drinking water around the world Thursday, calling current statistics “a huge shame for the humanity.”
Nov 7, 2018 - 11:17 am .- The upper house of the Isle of Man's legislature passed Tuesday a bill that will liberalize abortion access in the territory. The Abortion Reform Bill 2018 now needs only receive royal assent and promulgation before it becomes law.
Nov 3, 2018 - 12:01 pm .- The International Astronomical Union has voted in favor of a recommendation to rename the Hubble law the Hubble-Lemaître law, to acknowledge the contributions of the Belgian priest and astronomer Georges Lemaître to the scientific theory of the expansion of the universe.
Nov 3, 2018 - 09:00 am .- The Brothers of Charity, a Belgian religious congregation, did not renew the terms for two board members of the organization that controls their hospitals in Belgium. The former board members had accepted a protocol that allowed the hospitals of the congregation to perform euthanasia in limited circumstances.
Nov 2, 2018 - 11:05 am .- In commemoration of All Souls' Day, Pope Francis prayed Friday in a cemetery for unborn children called the “Garden of Angels” on the outskirts of Rome.
Oct 31, 2018 - 01:29 pm .- Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice flooded with nearly three feet of water this week, damaging part of the 1,000 year old marble mosaic floor inside.
Oct 31, 2018 - 12:10 pm .- A bill in the parliament of the United Kingdom requiring the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland to provide guidance to civil servants on how to exercise their functions regarding human rights is scheduled to receive Royal Assent Thursday.
Oct 30, 2018 - 12:53 pm .- Irish voters supported overwhelmingly last week a daily broadcast of the “Angelus Bells” on national broadcasting network RTE.
Oct 30, 2018 - 12:01 pm .- The lower house of the Isle of Man's legislature advanced Tuesday a bill that would liberalize abortion access in the territory.
Oct 26, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) this week upheld a conviction against an Austrian woman who called the Islamic prophet Muhammed a “pedophile.”
Oct 26, 2018 - 04:06 pm .- Exit polls indicated Irish voters were expected to repeal the Republic of Ireland’s constitutional prohibition against blasphemy, with close to 70 percent of voters backing the change in a Friday vote, the Irish Times has reported.
Oct 24, 2018 - 06:00 pm .- Members of Parliament challenged the UK government to address sexual harassment of women by restricting sexualized media, especially pornography.
Oct 23, 2018 - 03:00 pm .- Pro-life advocates have responded cautiously to a proposed new law to expand access to abortion nationwide and force legalization on Northern Ireland, where the practice remains illegal in all but exceptional cases.
Oct 19, 2018 - 04:42 pm .- When Communist officials kidnapped and killed Father Jerzy Popiełuszko, they likely did not intend to help create a Polish hero, martyr and future saint for the Catholic Church.
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