Europe

Rescued migrants look out from an Armed Forces of Malta vessel upon their arrival in Valletta, Malta, Aug. 3, 2020. (CNS photo/Darrin Zammit Lupi, Reuters)
Even at the height of Italy's strict COVID-19 lockdown this spring, migrants arrived. The government said 241 newcomers came in March and 671 arrived in April.
Catholic News Service July 28, 2020
The Vatican document bars laypeople from leading parishes and emphasizes the role of priests.
The acquittal of two “right-to-die” activists on July 27 who aided in the suicide of a person suffering from multiple sclerosis may force the Italian government to legalize assisted suicide in the country.
French firefighters gather at the scene of a blaze at the Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul in Nantes July 18, 2020. Police are investigating the incident as arson because the fire started in three different places. (CNS photo/Stephane Mahe, Reuters)
Catholic News Service July 20, 2020
Although more than 100 firefighters contained the blaze within two hours and stopped it from spreading to the main body of the church, a 17th-century choir organ at the west end of the building was destroyed with much of the choir area and multiple stained-glass windows.
Workers remove scaffolding from the remains of the roof of the damaged Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris July 14, 2020, after the historic cathedral was partially destroyed in a 2019 fire. A new study has found that the amount of lead that settled to the ground and likely seeped into houses downwind of the fire was far greater than officials indicated at the time. (CNS photo/Charles Platiau, Reuters)
A new study has found that the amount of lead that settled to the ground and likely seeped into houses downwind of the fire and within about half a mile of the cathedral was far greater than officials indicated at the time.
Members of an Italian online Facebook group, “We Will Denounce” have demanded that prosecutors in Bergamo investigate whether any crimes contributed to the death toll.