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The European Parliament in Strasbourg, France.

European Parliament backs persecution report criticized by Catholic Church

May 4, 2022

By CNA Staff

COMECE said the report ‘rendered invisible’ millions of believers persecuted for their faith. Read more

French President Emmanuel Macron.

Pro-life group criticizes Macron’s call to add abortion to rights charter

Jan 20, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The French president made the appeal in a speech to the European Parliament. Read more

Emmanuel Macron.

Emmanuel Macron calls for abortion to be added to EU rights charter

Jan 19, 2022

By CNA Staff

He made the appeal after the election of a pro-life politician as president of the European Parliament. Read more

Pope Francis meets with David Sassoli, president of the European Parliament, June 25, 2021.

Pope Francis sends condolences for death of European Parliament president

Jan 11, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Sassoli’s funeral will be held in the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs in Rome on... Read more

The European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, on Nov. 25, 2014. Credit: Alan Holdren/CNA.

Afghanistan’s Christians ‘completely ignored’ in European Parliament resolution

Sep 17, 2021

By CNA Staff

ADF International estimates that 10,000 Christians face danger in Afghanistan. Read more

The Hungarian Parliament Building in Budapest.

Could Hungary find an unexpected ally in the Holy See?

Jul 10, 2021

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The country is under fire for a new law touching on homosexuality. Read more

Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Vatican secretary for relations with states.

Vatican ‘foreign minister’: ‘We are against the idea that abortion could be a human right’

Jul 9, 2021

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Paul Gallagher made the comment during a trip to Portugal. Read more

European Parliament.

Catholic groups criticize abortion report backed by European Parliament

Jul 6, 2021

By CNA Staff

Fourteen organizations said they stood united in the defense of human life. Read more

Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for the Eastern Churches, in St. Peter’s Square, Oct. 10, 2019.

Vatican cardinal: Europeans must ‘reawaken consciences’ after abortion vote

Jun 30, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Sandri said the vote marked “a dangerous anthropological drift.” Read more

Pope Francis meets with David Sassoli, president of the European Parliament, June 25, 2021.

Pope Francis meets European Parliament president after abortion vote

Jun 26, 2021

By CNA Staff

The conversation “focused on the need to protect the weakest and most vulnerable.” Read more

Pro-life leader: Report decrying ‘religious extremist funders’ should spur Catholics to defend life

Jun 25, 2021

By CNA Staff

The report claimed to identify more than 50 “anti-gender actors operating in Europe.” Read more

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki of Poznań.

Catholic bishops lament European Parliament abortion vote

Jun 25, 2021

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki said the vote signaled that the EU was embracing “a culture of death and exclusion.” Read more

A plenary session of the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium.

European Parliament backs ‘extreme’ abortion report despite protests

Jun 24, 2021

By CNA Staff

The report describes abortion as “essential healthcare” and seeks to redefine conscientious objection as a “denial of medical care.” Read more

The European Parliament building in Brussels, Belgium.

Christian legal group denounces ‘targeted smear campaign’

Jun 23, 2021

By CNA Staff

ADF International was responding to a European Parliamentary Forum for Sexual and Reproductive Rights report. Read more

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, president of the Polish bishops’ conference, pictured in Warsaw Feb. 12, 2020.

Polish Catholic archbishop urges European Parliament to reject abortion report

Jun 23, 2021

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki made the appeal on the eve of a crucial vote. Read more

The European Parliament.

Soros and IPPF-funded EU parliamentarians aim to blacklist reputable Christian groups

Jun 22, 2021

By CNA Staff

The European Parliamentary Forum for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (EPF) a group of European parliamentarians committed to compel the recognition... Read more

The European Parliament in Strasbourg, France.

Abortion is not healthcare, bishops say ahead of European Parliament vote

Jun 17, 2021

A commission of European bishops criticized a report seeking the recognition of a “right to abortion.” Read more

The European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, on Nov. 25, 2014. Credit: Alan Holdren/CNA.

European Parliament due to vote on ‘extreme’ abortion report

Jun 2, 2021

By CNA Staff

The report calls on all EU member states to allow access to abortion, promotes a “right to abortion,” and redefines... Read more

The European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, on Nov. 25, 2014. Credit: Alan Holdren/CNA.

EU Catholic bishops criticize European Parliament resolution on Poland’s abortion law

Feb 25, 2021

Catholic bishops across Europe have criticized a European Parliament resolution on Poland’s abortion law.  Read more

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, president of the Polish bishops’ conference, pictured in Warsaw Feb. 12, 2020.

Polish Catholic leader to European Parliament: There can be no compromise on the right to life

Dec 3, 2020

A Catholic archbishop spoke out Wednesday after the European Parliament passed a resolution condemning Poland’s pro-life laws.   Read more