Latest news: Europe
Aug 15, 2017 - 11:44 am .- A tree fell on a crowd taking part in the largest religious festival in Portugal's Madeira region on Tuesday, killing 12 persons and injuring 52, according to local press reports.
Aug 15, 2017 - 03:03 am .- Every year, on the Orthodox feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, a monastery on a Greek island experiences a miracle – dozens of snakes come to 'venerate' an icon of Mary.
Aug 13, 2017 - 04:11 pm .- Workers building a three-mile tunnel under the streets of Glasgow, Scotland have a special patron, and a statue of her sits just outside the train that carries them underground each day.
Aug 12, 2017 - 04:02 pm .- One hundred years ago, at the height of a cultural about-face in Russia, Mary appeared to three shepherd children in Portugal, predicting and encouraging prayer for Russia's conversion.
Aug 11, 2017 - 03:26 pm .- The Catholic Church in Germany is “spiritually impoverished and in decline, yet rich in material means.”
Aug 10, 2017 - 04:23 pm .- Recent changes in U.K. politics have meant a renewed push against Northern Ireland’s pro-life laws, advocates say.
Aug 10, 2017 - 12:37 am .- A Spanish state prosecutor has dismissed a ‘hate crime’ complaint against the Archbishop of Granada after an LGBT activist group claimed he had preached hate against transgender people in a homily.
Aug 9, 2017 - 03:04 am .- As Iraq and surrounding areas face the destruction of many of the region’s archaeological treasures, one priest and his fellow Dominicans are preserving the area’s history and culture through an archive of Christian and other religious manuscripts.
Aug 8, 2017 - 05:01 pm .- A government proposal in the United Kingdom to set up an anti-extremism commission could unjustly affect faithful Christians, Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury has warned.
Aug 7, 2017 - 04:58 pm .- A chaste life and closeness to Christ is the vocation of every Christian, Bishop Joseph Toal of Motherwell has said in response to questions about ministry to people with same-sex attraction.
Aug 7, 2017 - 04:19 pm .- How does a pub make up for mistakenly trying to kick out a group of celebrating seminarians? By naming a beer after them and calling it the “Thirsty Priests.”
Aug 6, 2017 - 04:02 pm .- While Antonio Vivaldi's “Four Seasons” echoes in concert halls and elevators around the world, for some, his greatest masterpieces are not the scores resonating spring, summer, fall and winter, but rather his sacred music.
Aug 4, 2017 - 03:01 am .- Just eleven miles east of Rome lies the site of excavations of another ancient city, one which thrived in the last few centuries before Christ, but, overshadowed by Rome, eventually died out – though not before having its own thriving Christian community.
Aug 4, 2017 - 12:01 am .- Recent statistics show that more than half of women seeking abortions in Britain last year were using at least one form of contraception.  
Aug 3, 2017 - 12:02 am .- Every August, for the feast of the Madonna of the Sea, Italian priest Father Mario Calogiuri takes to the beach of San Foca to bless swimmers and seafarers "between the deckchairs and umbrellas" in a blue swimsuit, according to Italian source La Repubblica.
Aug 1, 2017 - 12:24 pm .- Seven seminarians walk into a bar … and almost get kicked out.
Jul 31, 2017 - 12:17 pm .- To mark Monday's feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, Pope Francis as usual visited his brother Jesuits at their General Curia house in Rome.
Jul 31, 2017 - 10:31 am .- Charlie Gard, an 11 month-old British infant who made headlines around the world over a fierce legal battle on parental rights, had been baptized the same week he died.
Jul 28, 2017 - 11:51 am .- A spokesperson for the parents of terminally ill British infant Charlie Gard has reported that their “beautiful little boy” has died.
Jul 28, 2017 - 03:02 am .- During his six-day visit to Colombia in September, Pope Francis will beatify martyrs Bishop Jesús Emilio Jaramillo Monsalve and Fr. Pedro María Ramírez Ramos, who provide a potent testimony as the country heals from decades of conflict.

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