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World Youth Day in Krakow, July 2016.

Where 'no religion' is default, a look at Europe's young Catholic minority

Mar 22, 2018

Young Catholics in Europe live in a culture where religious affiliation, church attendance, and regular prayer are generally at low... Read more

World Youth Day in Brazil, July 28, 2013.

Bishops of Africa, Europe voice hope for upcoming summit on youth

Nov 16, 2017

In preparation for the fifth summit of the African Union and the European Union, the Catholic bishops’ conference of both... Read more

Monsignor Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States.

Religious freedom, not secularism, key to Europe’s future, Vatican official says

Oct 28, 2017

By Elise Harris

In 2003, British Prime Minister Tony Blair was asked about his faith during a magazine interview.  As Blair began to... 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

Europe's bishops appeal to continent to recall its Christian roots

Oct 2, 2017

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The annual gathering of the presidents of European episcopal conferences began Thursday with a strong appeal to the continent “not... Read more

Sagrada Familia Barcelona.

European basilicas amp up security after recent terror attacks

Aug 26, 2017

By Elise Harris

From Spain's revered Sagrada Familia basilica to Germany and even the Vatican, churches across Europe are taking measures to increase... Read more

Pope Francis addresses paralympians in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican on Oct. 4, 2014.

Pope invited by bishops to address the future of Europe

May 19, 2017

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Pope Francis will deliver his fifth speech on the present and future of Europe during an event organized by the... Read more

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Europe will be 'adrift' if it loses Christian roots, faith leaders warn

Mar 3, 2017

Catholic and Orthodox leaders in a joint statement urged Europeans to remember their Christian roots, and to return to them... Read more

Cardinal Schönborn.

Cardinal Schönborn warns of 'Islamic conquest' of Europe

Sep 14, 2016

Cardinal Christoph Schönborn has warned that Europe risks forfeiting its “Christian inheritance” and that an “Islamic conquest” could be in... Read more

In Hungary, anti-Christian persecution prompts government action

Sep 12, 2016

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The Hungarian government has established a new office on the persecution of Christians to address both persecutions of Christians in... Read more

Cross of the Martyrs.

A new wave of attacks against Catholics in France, Belgium

Jun 2, 2016

In recent weeks, Catholics in France and Belgium – countries still recovering from brutal ISIS attacks – have been hit... Read more

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

Receiving Charlemagne Prize, Pope says 'I have a dream' for Europe

May 6, 2016

By Elise Harris

As he received the prestigious Charlemagne Prize Friday, Pope Francis laid out his vision for a renewed European continent in... Read more


European human rights court upholds church autonomy

Dec 11, 2015

A religious freedom legal group has praised a decision by the European Court on Human Rights, saying it protects churches... Read more

Pope Francis carries the Cross during the Good Friday Liturgy at St. Peter's Basilica, April 3, 2015.

From Europe’s Christians, a call for a vision of freedom with and for others

May 10, 2015

By Andrea Gagliarducci

True freedom rejects mere consumption and satisfaction and embraces a duty to rescue the migrant, to save women from violence,... Read more

Shield of David.

More Jews are leaving Europe and it's worse than you might think

Mar 25, 2015

By Matt Hadro

It may not be 1941, but Hitler’s dream of a “Jew-free Europe” is taking shape, and it’s time for the... Read more

Rise of racism, exclusion in Europe prompts call for action

Feb 20, 2015

By Elise Harris

Church representatives across Europe cautioned Wednesday against a rise in xenophobic attitudes toward minorities and urged political leaders to stop... Read more

Two refugees at the Church of St. Joseph in Ankawa Erbil.

200,000 activists tell Europe: stand up for persecuted Christians

Oct 20, 2014

By Andrea Gagliarducci

More than 200,000 people have signed a petition asking European leaders to offer “real help” for persecuted Christians and other... 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

European pro-life effort petitions court to be considered for vote

Aug 4, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

A European Union citizens’ initiative to ban human embryo-destroying research has filed a court petition after being denied a legislative... Read more

Wedding Rings.

Human rights court: Europe cannot be forced to redefine marriage

Jul 18, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

The European Court of Human Rights ruled that the refusal to recognize same-sex “marriages” does not violate the European Convention... Read more