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

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

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?

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’

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

European Parliament.

Catholic groups criticize abortion report backed by European Parliament

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

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

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

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

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

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’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pope Francis addresses the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Nov. 25, 2014.

Pope tells 'haggard' Europe that human dignity is key to renewal

Pope Francis’ address to the European Parliament touched on a variety of issues, all of which, he said, ought to... Read more

Will Pope Francis' words foster a new pact for Europe?

With elections for European Parliament having taken place in May, an auxiliary bishop of Brussels hopes that Pope Francis' Nov.... Read more

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Human dignity at risk in Europe, advocates warn before Pope's speech

Ahead of Pope Francis’ Nov. 25 address to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, pro-life leaders are emphasizing the danger... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on June 4, 2014.

Pope Francis to make apostolic voyage to France in 2015

In their announcement of the Pope’s schedule for his visit to the European Parliament next month, the Vatican also revealed... Read more