Latest news: Europe

Dec 9, 2019 - 12:00 pm .- Bishop Johannes Bündgens has been charged by prosecutors with taking more than $140,000 from an elderly woman’s account.
Dec 8, 2019 - 12:00 pm .- Scotland’s Catholic bishops have released a letter setting out the Church’s teaching on abortion and assisted suicide ahead of the U.K. general election next week.
Dec 8, 2019 - 05:35 am .- At first glance, pilots and plane passengers have little in common with the Holy House of Mary in Loreto, Italy.
Dec 6, 2019 - 03:00 pm .- In Turin, Italy, the Daughters of Jesus the King is a religious community of  blind and visually impaired sisters who aim for holiness, and to be a sign that in Christ, there are no barriers that cannot be overcome.
Dec 6, 2019 - 12:00 am .- Reports emerged this week of a third act of sectarian vandalism at a social housing development in Northern Ireland, into which a Catholic mother and her daughter were in the process of moving from a different part of the city.
Dec 5, 2019 - 07:00 pm .- Following the demolition of a Dublin building, archaeologists recently discovered the foundations a 300-year-old Catholic Church that was used during times of persecution.
Dec 5, 2019 - 02:00 pm .- Hungary is promoting pro-family policies because its Christian identity is at stake, the country’s family minister told CNA in an interview.
Dec 4, 2019 - 02:23 pm .- Catholic sacramental preparation must change to stress the primary role of families and to reach students who do not go to Catholic schools, said Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin this week. The archbishop announced a shift in sacrament prep from schools to parishes and families.
Dec 3, 2019 - 05:49 pm .- Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Llovera of Valencia wrote Saturday that in the wake of an inconclusive general election, a pre-agreement between Spain's prominent socialist and left-wing populist parties could have grievious cultural repercussions.
Dec 3, 2019 - 12:22 am .- A pro-life group in the UK has decried a report from a London-based medical association calling for women to be able to access abortion pills without meeting in-person with a doctor.
Dec 2, 2019 - 02:26 pm .- The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales are urging voters to consider issues of human rights and the dignity of human life as the country’s general election approaches, with Britain’s exit from the European Union a central issue.
Dec 2, 2019 - 01:00 pm .- The country’s birth rate remains well below the replacement level of 2.1 births per woman, and the rate has not yet registered an increase in 2019.
Dec 2, 2019 - 10:19 am .- On Thursday, the Holy See will welcome 33 refugees to Italy as they arrive from the Greek island of Lesbos with papal almoner Cardinal Konrad Krajewski. Another 10 refugees will come later in December.
Nov 26, 2019 - 03:00 pm .- Patriarchs, cardinals, politicians, and Christians from across the globe are in Budapest this week for the International Conference on Christian Persecution.
Nov 26, 2019 - 01:30 pm .- A pending land transfer from a religious community to the Irish government for the construction of a new maternity hospital has sparked new controversy, as the hospital is expected to perform abortions under new laws permitting the procedure.
Nov 25, 2019 - 12:55 pm .- The German bishops' conference announced Monday that a ceremonial "Synodal Candle" will be lit on the first Sunday of Advent to officially launch the nation’s "synodal process," which is scheduled to run over two years and pass resolutions about Church life in Germany.
Nov 22, 2019 - 04:00 am .- The story of Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac.
Nov 20, 2019 - 10:56 am .- Gádor Joya, a pediatrician and a legislator of the Assembly of Madrid from the Vox party, operates the “Life Ambulance Project” outside abortion clinics in the city, offering ultrasounds to pregnant women.
Nov 15, 2019 - 12:35 am .- Tensions are reportedly running high between French authorities overseeing the rebuilding of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, as they create plans to rebuild the church damaged by fire earlier this year.
Nov 13, 2019 - 02:51 pm .- A group broke into an Irish Carmelite monastery during the daytime, vandalized its chapel and shouted slurs at the elderly nuns who lived there on Monday.
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