Latest news: Europe
May 25, 2018 - 11:04 am .- In his most recent “mercy Friday” outing, Pope Francis visited a school recently named after a little girl who passed away, but who left her mark on the institute when a international library was created in her honor.
May 25, 2018 - 10:29 am .- For the first time in five years, seminarians and student priests from the North American College in Rome will hit the soccer field to battle it out for the winning title in the city’s holiest tournament – the Clericus Cup.
May 23, 2018 - 11:00 pm .- Ahead of Ireland’s abortion referendum on Friday, pro-life and pro-abortion rights debaters have squared off in a country where voters will be asked to remove constitutional protections for the unborn, known as the Eighth Amendment. The government-backed law, critics said, would harm those who have no voice.
May 23, 2018 - 03:01 pm .- The Conservative Party member of the British parliament Jacob Rees-Mogg is in the spotlight this week for recent comments he made regarding anti-religious bigotry in the public square.
May 23, 2018 - 12:29 am .- American veterans in search of healing attended a recent pilgrimage to Lourdes, through the Archdiocese for Military Services and the Knights of Columbus.
May 21, 2018 - 02:00 pm .- In advance of an upcoming Irish referendum on abortion legal, more than 100,000 people in the country have registered to vote.
May 19, 2018 - 06:01 am .- St. John XXIII’s mortal remains will spend more than two weeks away from the Vatican on a “peregrination” to the northern Italian towns where he grew up and served as a priest, the Diocese of Bergamo stated.
May 18, 2018 - 01:13 pm .- After debate this week, the Guernsey legislature has moved to reject a proposed legalization of physician assisted suicide on the island, drawing praise from the local bishop.
May 18, 2018 - 11:41 am .- Cardinal Darío Castrillón Hoyos, a Colombian and a former head of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei and of the Congregation for Clergy, died in Rome early Friday morning at the age of 88.
May 17, 2018 - 04:54 pm .- A town in southern Sweden granted permission this week to allow Islamic calls to prayer for the local mosque – a move some are calling controversial in light of the town’s previous denial of the use of bells by the Catholic parish.
May 17, 2018 - 12:36 pm .- Eliminating Ireland’s constitutional protection of life inside the womb would have negative consequences on not only the unborn, but on women and society, said an Irish bioethicicst and midwife.
May 17, 2018 - 09:53 am .- In 1936, when British King Edward VIII declared that he was intended to marry Wallis Simpson, he abdicated the throne.
May 17, 2018 - 03:02 am .- With a referendum vote that could legalize abortion in Ireland just days away, the country’s clergy and Church leaders are asking the world for prayers.
May 15, 2018 - 05:07 pm .- Caps on Catholic enrollment in government-funded Catholic schools in England and Wales will continue, despite the ruling party’s campaign pledge to end the limits.
May 15, 2018 - 05:00 am .- Less than two weeks before a historic vote on whether to allow increased access to abortion in Ireland, thousands of people gathered on Saturday for a final pro-life rally in the capital city of Dublin.
May 14, 2018 - 03:07 pm .- Pope Francis said Monday he is worried that youth are too enmeshed in a virtual world of cell phones and other technology, separated, in particular, from the real human contact experienced by performing works of mercy.
May 14, 2018 - 02:28 pm .- The unresolved debate over a proposal to allow Protestant spouses of Catholics to receive communion in German dioceses under some limited circumstances has gathered steam after the country's president waded into the debate at the major national Catholic conference in the town of Münster.
May 11, 2018 - 09:49 pm .- Internet giant Google has decided to bar all ads related to a fast-approaching referendum on legalizing abortion in Ireland. The decision drew much fire from pro-life critics, and some observers say the move unquestionably hurt efforts to preserve the Eighth Amendment, Ireland’s constitutional recognition of the unborn’s right to life.
May 11, 2018 - 10:36 am .- The Archdiocese of Lublin has launched a campaign urging Catholics to take to social media in defense of the unborn, using selfies as a way to voice gratitude for one's life and the right to be born.
May 11, 2018 - 12:16 am .- The investiture of Sister Maria Vittoria della Croce last month marked the first ceremony of its kind to be held in the Italian city of Barletta since the 1940s.