Europe

Daniel Cosacchi October 04, 2019
This book, the story of a Czech priest working under communist oppression, constitutes a profound reflection on the 1989 collapse of communism and the liberation of the Czech people.
Cemetery by old church of St George in Reichenau Island, Germany. iStock photo
Zita Ballinger Fletcher October 03, 2019
“These options are in no way Christian: to anonymously scatter ashes in nature, air or water; to install an urn in a private home or apartment; to bury remains in a private garden; or to divide ashes into multiple ‘remembrance objects,’” the bishops wrote, also criticizing the trend to convert
"The synodal way is a 'sui generis' process, and not a synod or a particular council, and there'll be no separate German process, without Rome, on questions touching the universal church.
The tower of the Institute for Works of Religion, often referred to as the Vatican bank, is pictured Oct. 2, 2019. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Gerard O’Connell October 02, 2019
The Vatican gendarmerie has sent an order to all personnel within the Vatican City State and the Swiss Guards that control the security and all access to the Vatican, saying the five have been “suspended from service as a precautionary measure.”
Recruits of the Vatican's Swiss Guard march in front of the tower of the Institute for Works of Religion in 2014. (CNS photo/Tony Gentile, Reuters)
Gerard O’Connell October 01, 2019
“A senior Vatican source said he believed the operation, which the statement said had been authorized by Vatican prosecutors, had to do with real estate transactions.”
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson returns to Downing Street in London on Sept. 25. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
David Stewart September 25, 2019
The highest court in the land ruled unanimously and unambiguously that Prime Minister Boris Johnson acted unlawfully in attempting to suspend Parliament only weeks before Brexit, the withdrawal of Great Britain from the European Union, is set to take effect.