Church in Europe

  • Pope tells Belgian Brothers of Charity no more euthanasia for patients

    Pope Francis is cracking down on a Belgian Brothers of Charity-run organization, giving the group until the end of August to stop offering euthanasia to patients in their psychiatric centers. In addition, each of the religious brothers serving on the board of the Brothers of Charity Group, the organ...

  • Pope to Canonize Francisco and Jacinta Marto in Fatima on May 13

    During the Ordinary Consistory Held Today in the Vatican, Was Confirmed That Two of the Three Little Shepherds of Fatima Will Be Declared Saints It’s official: the canonization of two of the little shepherds who witnessed the apparitions of Fatima will be on May 13, 2017, in the Portuguese sanctua...

  • The Symposium on accompanying young people begins in Barcelona

    Barcelona, ​​28 March 2017 For immediate publication The Symposium on accompanying young people begins in Barcelona From this afternoon Barcelona has become the centre of the Symposium organised by the Council of European Episcopal Conferences (CCEE), by the Spanish Bishops’ Conference (CEE), ...

  • The Holy See’s Aid to Populations Affected by Italian Earthquake

    The Apostolic Almoner Went to Areas Affected by the Quake to Purchase Typical Food Products from Small Retailers On the express wish of the Pope, the Apostolic Almoner went in recent days to the area of Central Italy affected by the earthquake, to purchase from small retailers greatly affected by th...

  • Padre Pio bore the stigmata, but one secret wound was more painful than the othe...

    The saint only revealed it to one person — Karol Wojtyla, the future Pope John Paul II – Padre Pio is one of the few saints who has suffered the wounds of Christ’s Passion in his body, the stigmata. In addition to the wounds of the nails and the spear, St. Pio was also given […]

  • Vatican appoints pastoral envoy to Medjugorje

    On Saturday, Pope Francis named Archbishop Henryk Hoser, S.A.C., the Bishop of Warszawa-Praga, as a Special Envoy of the Holy See to Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina.The scope of his mission, according to the press release announcing the appointment, is “to acquire a profound understanding of th...

  • Siblings arrested in cyberattack that compromised Vatican computers

    Two arrests have been made in a widespread cyber-attack that compromised communications of prominent Italian institutions and individuals, including the Vatican Italian police have arrested Giulio Occhionero, 45, and his sister Francesca Maria Occhionero, 49. The siblings, who also work as engineers...

  • Priest related to Princess Diana on the path to sainthood

    A relative of Princess Diana, Prince William and Prince Harry has moved one step closer to sainthood. According to reports from the British news source Catholic Herald, a 20-year investigation into the life and works of Father Ignatius Spencer has recently been approved by Vatican historians. The po...

  • Full text of Pope Francis’ in-flight presser from Poland

    During his flight from Krakow to Rome on Sunday, Pope Francis gave a press conference to the journalists assembled aboard the papal plane. He reflected on the World Youth Day gathering in the Polish city, and the recent attempted coup in Turkey. He also addressed abuse accusations against Cardinal P...

  • Pope Francis on way to Armenia for apostolic visit

    Pope Francis is on his way to Armenia, the “first Christian nation,” for a three day pastoral visit. The journey to the former Soviet Caucasus region will be the Pope’s 14th foreign trip as pontiff. He will return to the area again in September for visits to Georgia and Azerbaijan. The focus o...