Latest news: Europe
Sep 18, 2018 - 06:00 pm .- Increasing the role of women in screening and training priests is among the steps that should be taken to prevent future sex abuse, said Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops.
Sep 18, 2018 - 02:30 pm .- British politicians have called for a review of the availibilty of early sex detection tests for pregnant women. The proposal was made by Labour Members of Parliament and prompted by concerns that the tests are leading to sex-selective abortions.
Sep 17, 2018 - 12:01 pm .- A report published Saturday by a Dutch daily claims that just over half of the Netherland's bishops between 1945 and 2010 were either child abusers or allowed the transfer of abusive priests.
Sep 16, 2018 - 03:02 pm .- When St. Catherine of Siena was alive in 14th century in what is now Italy, it looked like it was the end of the world.
Sep 15, 2018 - 04:03 pm .- During a day trip to Sicily Saturday, Pope Francis told priests and religious to fight their vices and strive to live a consistent witness of morality.
Sep 15, 2018 - 06:21 am .- In Sicily Saturday, Pope Francis said the wounds of the Church and the world are the wounds of Christ, and they must be touched and seen.
Sep 14, 2018 - 10:05 am .- Pope Francis told a group of Jesuits during his visit to Dublin last month that elitism and clericalism in the Church are a cause of the abuse scandals in places like the United States and Ireland.
Sep 14, 2018 - 08:45 am .- The nineteenth century French mystic and religious founder was beatified this week in her native Strasbourg after a miraculous physical healing through her intercession was confirmed.
Sep 13, 2018 - 04:15 pm .- The British Home Secretary has rejected proposals for buffer zones around abortion clinics throughout England and Wales as disproportionate, after finding that most abortion protests are peaceful and passive.
Sep 13, 2018 - 01:03 pm .- Coming into effect at the end of 2018, English women will be allowed to take abortion pills at home; but it is unclear whether Northern Irish women who travel to England will be allowed to do so.
Sep 13, 2018 - 10:00 am .- A referendum on the definition of marriage appears headed for a national vote in Romania. The ballot measure, strongly support by the Romanian parliament, would clarify that the country’s constitution recognizes marriage as a union of one man and one woman  
Sep 12, 2018 - 08:55 am .- A study commissioned by the German bishops’ conference reports the sexual abuse of thousands of children in that country over a period of 70 years. The report was scheduled to be released later this month, but was leaked Wednesday to German media.
Sep 11, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- At a panel discussion in Italy for the presentation of the Italian translation of his book “The Benedict Option,” author Rod Dreher stressed that the “Benedict Option” does not mean living secluded from the world, but rather living in the world while taking seriously Christian formation.
Sep 11, 2018 - 01:35 pm .- An estimated 10,000 Catholics processed through the streets of Liverpool in a Eucharistic Procession on Sunday, in a spirit of prayer and penance for the clerical abuse scandals.
Sep 10, 2018 - 04:01 pm .- In the third known act of egregious artistic restoration of Spanish Catholic art in recent history, a 15th century statue of Christ and Mary has been given a fresh - and loud - coat of paint, simultaneously sparking hilarity and outrage online.
Sep 9, 2018 - 06:01 am .- Bishop Brendan Leahy of Limerick has encouraged a fresh collaboration between the Church and the government of the Republic of Ireland.
Sep 7, 2018 - 04:06 pm .- An annual report released by a special group within the European Union warned of serious religious freedom violations in some parts of the world. It highlighted the importance of protecting this freedom, particularly in developing countries.  
Sep 7, 2018 - 11:27 am .- Russian hackers infiltrated the email inboxes of Orthodox, Catholic, and other religious leaders connected to Ukraine amid conflict between Kyiv and Moscow over Ukraine's political and religious independence.
Sep 5, 2018 - 10:03 am .- For Sr. Mary Prema Pierick, Mother Teresa's impact did not come from her outward appearance, but from a personal encounter with the woman's unconditional and mother-like love and acceptance.  
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.