The month-long demonstrations – triggered by a controversial abortion ruling – are the country’s largest since Solidarity, drawing nearly half a million women and their supporters daily
“Mechanisms need to be found to ensure that the whole diocesan people of God is adequately represented” in the nomination of their shepherd, insists Bishop of Basel Felix Gmür
“What we are seeing today even more so than four years ago is a population not only living in two diametrically opposed realities, but with two diametrically opposed views on reality”
Pushing back against president’s allegations of “fraud”, sisters say his “reckless attempts to disenfranchise millions… are shameful and will not be tolerated”
“A victory for Donald Trump would translate into a coup de grace for the liberal world order. If Joe Biden enters the Oval Office, there is a chance for the system to survive, but it would require both bold vision and reforms”
The PM’s embrace of religion “has served to consolidate his power, ‘other’ his opponents and shield Hungary from EU criticism of its attacks on the rule of law”
Dominican Paweł Gużyński accuses prelates of bearing “indirect” responsibility for violation of “delicate social balance” that has led to biggest protests since fall of communism
Pope asks for “heroic love” to defend all life as German Catholic women blame Church intransigence for stoking unrest, insist “abortion is not a crime”
Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation process has put focus not only on the would-be justice’s faith but also on the religious makeup of the court itself
“Judge Amy Coney Barrett is certainly unfit to fill the shoes of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a justice who truly prioritized justice”
“No company should be able to disregard or circumvent human rights to gain profit or competitive advantages”, clamour the Catholic and Reformed Churches
Houses of worship may be busier than usual come Election Day as Americans head to the polls rather than the pews.
Russia has alleged that the US is meddling in the religious affairs of Belarus amid anti-government protests in the country.
German Catholic Workers have thrown their support behind a Europe-wide push for an unconditional basic income.
Belarus’ State Border Guard Committee says the barring of the leader of Belarusian Catholics, Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz, from entering the country is due to the fact that his passport had been annulled.
In the Angelus on Sunday, and in the wake of this week’s tragic fires in the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, Pope Francis pleaded for “a humane and dignified welcome” for refugees in Europe.
On August 31, Belarusian border security officers denied a Belarusian citizen, Archbishop Tadeush Kandrusievich, the head of the Catholic Church, return into the country.
In an open letter organised by the ‘Faith in Public Life’ network, over 150 Catholics including theologians, religious and former staffers at the US Catholic Bishops’ Conference have accused Donald Trump of a “fundamental contempt for what it means to be a Christian”, denouncing that the US president “defiles the Gospel in his words and policies”.
Following worrying developments in Belarus, Msgr. Marc Stenger (Co-President of Pax Christi International) has sent a letter to Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz of Minsk, expressing deep concern over escalating tensions in the country.
As riot police moved in to break up a demonstration in Minsk on August 26 to push demands for the ouster of longtime authoritarian leader Alyaksandr Lukashenka [in Belarusian; in Russian, Lukashenko – ed.] following his disputed reelection, protesters scrambled.
Belarusian authorities have barred Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz from entering the country a day after the head of the Catholic Church in Belarus warned the nation’s political crisis could lead to civil war.
The outbreak of COVID-19 initially looked like a gift to autocrats around the world. What better pretext for a state of emergency than a pandemic?
German Catholics are appealing to citizens not to vote for the “right-wing extremist” AfD or ‘Alternative for Germany’ political party, denouncing that the group has no place in a mature democracy.
“Belarus is going through a difficult time, which, unfortunately, is being marked by bloodshed and by the thousands of civilians who have been arrested and brutally beaten”.
The Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU), Metropolitan Epifaniy, has supported the protests in Belarus and called on the Belarusian people to “protect their dignity and freedom [and] the democratic and independent future of their country”.