A prominent US Jewish leader is urging the Polish Catholic Church “to stand up to filthy antisemitic stereotypes”.
At an unprecedented meeting in Porto, Portugal, last week, the city’s Catholic and Jewish communities presented to the world a project to combat anti-Semitism and foster good mutual relations.
The Community of Mount Tabor, near the Sanctuary of Divine Love outside of Rome, is one of the few places in the Italian Church where religious with psychological problems, including pedophilia, can go for help.
Grassroots Christians have hit out at a Spanish cardinal and Catholic lobbies trying to block a left-wing Government already in advanced coalition talks.
Fifteen months ago Father Luigi Maccalli, a priest of the Society for African Missions was kidnapped in Niger, in September 2018.
In early 2020 the European Commission must come with a ‘fresh start’ to work towards a ‘New Asylum and Migration Pact’.
Homily of Bishop of Elphin Kevin Doran for Christmas Eve 2019 Midnight Mass: ‘From This Time Onwards and Forever’
In the experience of prayer of the Church during this holy time of Christmas, the theme of light shining in the darkness is a very powerful one.
On Christmas Day the Pope has urged politicians and the international community to find solutions for the “dark economic, geopolitical and ecological conflicts” affecting various places around the world, from the Middle East to Latin America to Ukraine to Africa.
Pope Francis’ discourse to the Roman Curia on Saturday 21 December, was important both in terms of what he said, and how he said it.
“We change, the Church changes, history changes, once we stop trying to change others but try to change ourselves and to make of our life a gift”, Pope Francis insisted December 24 in his homily at the Vatican Christmas vigil.
“What’s happening on Lesbos cannot be tolerated, especially at Christmas”, Cardinal Reinhard Marx has denounced.
A demographic cliff is forcing the French Church to tackle the arrangements for retirement of aged priests, as well as their replacements.
A German gay ‘conversion therapy’ victim has insisted that “it is essential that the Churches speak out loudly that homosexuality is not a disease”.
Former Vatican spokesman and now deputy director of the Dicastery for Communication of the Holy See, Alessandro Gisotti, has said that Swedish climate change campaigner Great Thunberg is an “icon”.
Cardinal Reinhard Marx has said gay couples can receive a blessing in the Church, “in the sense of pastoral care”, even if that blessing can’t look like or be seen to recognise a marriage ceremony.
Archbishop of Armagh Eamon Martin is looking to a possible Irish reunification referendum over Brexit.
The Greek Government has promised more action on human rights issues as attacks on religious sites in the country recorded an alarming rise.
Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich has denounced the political inaction on the Mediterranean refugee crisis that he said is due to “fear of right-wing parties”.
Key German Church figures are continuing to push for an end to compulsory celibacy, saying “the old days are well and truly over”.
A Vatican guilty verdict against a pedophile priest is being blamed for a split in an eastern Slovenian parish.
COMECE, together with the Jesuit Provincial Conferences from Europe and Africa, held a conference on Wednesday 11 December 2019 on the link between “Tax justice and poverty”.
This is the fourth edition of the meeting of legal advisors of the Bishops’ Conferences of Europe, which takes place every two years and gives the opportunity to discuss the issues and challenges that the Church faces today in Europe and to share the work of each individual Bishops Conference.
During the first Global Refugee Forum, hosted by UNHCR and the Government of Switzerland as a follow-up to the Global Compact on Refugees, Fr. Fabio Baggio C.S., Under-Secretary of the Migrants and Refugees Section, attended a High-level panel on inclusive societies.
The Evangelical and Catholic Churches in the German city of Cologne have called on EU authorities to resume refugee rescue operations in the Mediterranean.