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The interior of the Church of St. Louis of the French (San Luigi dei Francesi) in Rome, Italy

EU to showcase the European history of Rome’s Catholic churches

Weekly walks to 26 of Rome’s churches with historic ties to European nations will take place in May and June. Read more

Robert Schuman in August 1949. Credit: Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-19000-2453 (CC-BY-SA 3.0)

Vatican official: Pope to advance sainthood cause of EU 'founding father' Robert Schuman

Pope Francis could declare venerable the French statesman Robert Schuman, a key “founding father” of the European Union, a Vatican... Read more

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Poland objects to EU declaring itself ‘LGBT freedom zone’

The European Union has declared itself an “LGBT freedom zone,” prompting objections from the Polish government, which says it has... Read more

Pope Francis: Global pandemic shows urgent need to build ‘culture of encounter’

Pope Francis on Friday told academics and diplomats that the coronavirus crisis showed the “urgent need” to build a “culture... Read more


Jews, Muslims decry court decision backing Belgian ban on kosher, halal slaughter

Despite concern that a Belgian law bans Jewish and Muslim religious slaughter practices, a European Union court has said the... Read more

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin, pictured Jan. 1, 2012.

Cardinal Parolin to EU bishops: Protect life from conception to natural death

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin has encouraged bishops in Europe to evaluate legislative proposals in light of the... Read more

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, Archbishop of Luxembourg, at the Vatican, Oct. 5, 2019.

Cardinal says EU leaders have ‘chosen solidarity’ as they back coronavirus recovery fund

A cardinal praised European Union leaders Tuesday for showing solidarity with poorer member states after they reached agreement on a... Read more

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Catholic bishops urge renewed solidarity within EU for pandemic recovery

The European Catholic bishops’ commission urged the European Union this week to commit to deepening solidarity in its pandemic recovery... Read more

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, Archbishop of Luxembourg, at the Vatican, Oct. 5, 2019.

European bishops call for EU support of persecuted Christians in Nigeria

The president of the European bishops’ commission has promised persecuted Christians in Nigeria that he will advocate for increased support... Read more

Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, outside the Palace of Westminster, Oct. 2018. Via Shutterstock

A ‘clericalist and apostate state:’ Why Jacob Rees-Mogg wants out of the EU

Jacob Rees-Mogg, Member of Parliament for North East Somerset, is one of the most visible Catholic politicians in the U.K.... Read more

St. Peter's Square. CNA file photo.

EU recognizes financial system of Vatican City State

The Board of the European Payments Council (EPC) approved last month the extension of the geographical scope of the Single... Read more

Coptic Christian boy lights a candle at a church in Cairo.

EU report highlights religious freedom threats across the globe

An annual report released by a special group within the European Union warned of serious religious freedom violations in some... Read more

Europe must be built on responsible freedom, EU religious freedom envoy says

The European Union’s special envoy for religious freedom has called for “responsible freedom,” in the wake of the Vatican-based (Re)Thinking... Read more

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Pope to European civil and Church leaders: men and women are different

In a lengthy speech to civil and ecclesiastical leaders of Europe on Saturday, Pope Francis defended the family as being... Read more

The flag of the European Union flying in Rome.

Europe at a crossroads

On Sunday, the people of Austria elected a new government. At 31 years of age, Sebastian Kurz is poised to... Read more

The hands of a Syrian woman living as a refugee in Jordan.

For EU's religious freedom envoy, Middle East is key arena

The genocide of Yazidis and Christians in the Middle East and the refugee crisis should be a priority for Europe,... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to journalists on the flight from Rome to Armenia, June 24, 2016.

Pope Francis: Europe must ensure peaceful coexistence after Brexit

Pope Francis has said the result of the U.K.’s referendum to leave the European Union reflects the “will of the... Read more

Jihad in Gaza.

EU joins voices labeling ISIS actions a 'genocide'

The European Parliament on Thursday declared that genocide is taking place in the Middle East against Christians, Yazidis, and other... Read more

Will Pope Francis' visit to Europe's parliament bolster family issues?

Awaiting the Pope's visit to Strasbourg next week, an official of the Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe says... Read more

'One of Us' coalition to defend human life, dignity in Europe

Citizens of 28 European countries belonging to 25 different organizations defending life and human dignity have come together to form... Read more