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Dutch assisted suicide campaigner arrested, accused of assisting with a suicide

Sep 30, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

A campaigner for assisted suicide in the Netherlands, who is not a physician, has been detained on suspicion of involvement... Read more

Bishop Rob Mutsaerts, auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of ’s-Hertogenbosch, in the Netherlands.

Dutch Catholic bishop: Traditionis custodes appears to be a ‘declaration of war’

Jul 27, 2021

By CNA Staff

Bishop Rob Mutsaerts said the pope’s intervention was ‘dictatorial’ and ‘unpastoral.’ Read more

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, president of the Polish Catholic bishops’ conference.

Polish Catholic Church to hold day of solidarity with Europe’s flood victims as death toll rises

Jul 16, 2021

By CNA Staff

At least 120 people have died in the floods, many of them in Germany. Read more

Credit: Frank Busch/Unsplash (CC0).

Belgium and the Netherlands see rapid rise in euthanasia and assisted suicide cases

Feb 16, 2021

Euthanasia and assisted suicide cases have risen rapidly in Belgium and the Netherlands since the practices were legalized in 2002,... Read more

Dutch government backs euthanasia for children under 12

Oct 14, 2020

The government of the Netherlands has announced it will allow the euthanization of terminally ill children between the ages of... Read more

Controversial Dutch bill would allow assisted suicide for healthy people over 75

Jul 28, 2020

A proposal in the Netherlands to allow assisted suicide for healthy individuals over the age of 75 has drawn criticism... Read more

Dutch doctor who euthanized woman without final consent defends decision

Jun 16, 2020

A doctor in the Netherlands who euthanized a woman with advanced Alzheimer’s, despite the woman saying she did not want... Read more

Dutch burqa ban prompts concern for religion in the public square

Aug 2, 2019

A law professor at a Dutch university has noted concerns over the effects of a newly implemented law banning women... Read more

Liliane Ploumen.

Award to pro-abortion politician a matter of protocol, Vatican says

Jan 16, 2018

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The conferral of the Vatican’s Order of St. Gregory the Great to Dutch politician and pro-abortion activist Liliane Ploumen was... Read more

Pope Francis meets with King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands at the Vatican June 22, 2017.

Pope Francis meets Dutch king and queen, returns long-lost stick

Jun 22, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Thursday Pope Francis met with King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, as part of the visit returning... Read more

Dutch want right-to-die for people who feel 'their life is complete'

Oct 15, 2016

The Dutch government is set to legalize euthanasia for people who don’t want to live anymore but are not necessarily... Read more