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Nov 17, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has published data documenting more than 500 hate crimes against Christians in Europe in 2019.
Oct 27, 2020 - 07:00 am .- Pope Francis warned Europe’s leaders Tuesday that the project of European unity is at risk unless they “rediscover the path of fraternity” that inspired the project’s founders.
Sep 10, 2020 - 08:30 am .- Pope Francis appealed Thursday for a fundamental change in the way the world sees migration. 
Sep 10, 2020 - 05:10 am .- A cardinal said Wednesday that Europe should be “ashamed” after a fire devastated the continent’s largest refugee camp, leaving 13,000 people without shelter.
Sep 8, 2020 - 11:30 am .- According to a longtime missionary in Africa, Fr. Martin Lasarte, one of the biggest threats to Christianity in Europe is the secularism of the culture entering into the Church. 
Sep 4, 2020 - 06:00 am .- A cardinal has suggested that the coronavirus pandemic may have accelerated the secularization of Europe by 10 years. 
Jul 22, 2020 - 03:55 am .- The fire that ripped through the Gothic Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul in Nantes July 18 was reported around the world. But suspected arson attacks on French churches usually do not make international headlines.
Aug 2, 2019 - 02:32 pm .- A law professor at a Dutch university has noted concerns over the effects of a newly implemented law banning women from wearing burqas in some public places in the country, suggesting it will be to the detriment of religion's role in the public square.
Jun 2, 2019 - 12:30 pm .- Pope Francis said Sunday that his relationship with Benedict XVI gives him strength and reminds him of the living tradition of the Church.  
Sep 5, 2018 - 12:00 am .- Cardinal Reinhard Marx, Archbishop of Munich and Freising, has said that the Church must support social and political unity in Europe.
Mar 22, 2018 - 03:01 am .- Young Catholics in Europe live in a culture where religious affiliation, church attendance, and regular prayer are generally at low levels, according to a sociological study of their demographic across most of the continent.
Nov 16, 2017 - 12:44 am .- In preparation for the fifth summit of the African Union and the European Union, the Catholic bishops’ conference of both continents issued a joint statement of support.
Oct 28, 2017 - 10:30 pm .- In 2003, British Prime Minister Tony Blair was asked about his faith during a magazine interview.  As Blair began to offer an answer, he was interrupted, cut off by Alastair Campbell, the prime minister’s director of strategy and communications.
Oct 28, 2017 - 10:36 am .- In a lengthy speech to civil and ecclesiastical leaders of Europe on Saturday, Pope Francis defended the family as being made up of a man and woman open to life – saying that this fundamental community is also a model for secular communities.
Oct 2, 2017 - 04:40 pm .- The annual gathering of the presidents of European episcopal conferences began Thursday with a strong appeal to the continent “not to waste itself by forgetting its Christian roots,” and to shepherds of Europe to “talk about Jesus to restore hope.”  
Aug 26, 2017 - 04:17 am .- From Spain's revered Sagrada Familia basilica to Germany and even the Vatican, churches across Europe are taking measures to increase security following several acts of terrorism in recent weeks.
May 19, 2017 - 06:32 pm .- Pope Francis will deliver his fifth speech on the present and future of Europe during an event organized by the Commission of the European Bishops’ Conferences of the European community (COMECE).
Mar 3, 2017 - 12:54 am .- Catholic and Orthodox leaders in a joint statement urged Europeans to remember their Christian roots, and to return to them during this time of “widespread concern for (the) future” of Europe.
Sep 14, 2016 - 11:45 am .- Cardinal Christoph Schönborn has warned that Europe risks forfeiting its “Christian inheritance” and that an “Islamic conquest” could be in its future.  
Sep 13, 2016 - 12:08 am .- The Hungarian government has established a new office on the persecution of Christians to address both persecutions of Christians in the Middle East and the subtle forms of discrimination some Christians face in Europe.

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