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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

Jul 22, 2020

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

Jul 10, 2020

By Courtney Mares

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

Jul 3, 2020

By Courtney Mares

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

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

Dec 14, 2018

By Ed Condon

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

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EU recognizes financial system of Vatican City State

Dec 2, 2018

By Andrea Gagliarducci

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

Sep 7, 2018

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

Nov 16, 2017

By Andrea Gagliarducci

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

Oct 28, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Oct 19, 2017

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

Oct 26, 2016

By Andrea Gagliarducci

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

Jun 24, 2016

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

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EU joins voices labeling ISIS actions a 'genocide'

Feb 4, 2016

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?

Nov 22, 2014

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

Sep 12, 2014

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

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EU proposes $38 million to advance 'reproductive health'

Oct 31, 2013

Pro-life advocates are voicing concern over abortion funding after a report revealed that the European Commission has set aside 28... Read more

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Pro-life petition could spark European legislation, debate

Aug 20, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

A citizen-led initiative in Europe is nearing the one million signatures needed to prompt a discussion on human life and... Read more