News from Europe

Pastoral activity will resume in Fatima

The Fatima sanctuary was opened last Tuesday after a period of restrictions introduced due to the coronavirus pandemic.

A record number of Catholics left the Church in Munich

The official figures show that the secularisation of Germany is accelerating.

Vatican urges OSCE to promote religious freedom amid rising intolerance

The Holy See warns that religiously-motivated hate crimes are on the rise, as the Covid-19 pandemic increases intolerance

Life comes back to normal but restrictions against Catholics are escalating

The dissolution of a famous pilgrimage in Poland raises questions about freedom of religion in this Catholic country.

Another church has been vandalised in France

French churches and other Christian symbols are being targeted by vandals on a weekly basis in France.

Bishops get death threats for criticising Downing Street adviser

Some of the Church of England’s most senior bishops have reported receiving hate mail and death threats

The faithful can return to the Shrine of Fatima

The Shrine of Fatima has been closed since the 14th of March for sanitary reasons related to the pandemic.

Polish police interrupted the pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of Jasna Góra

The pilgrims were registered and sent back home by the authorities.

Berlin church hosts Muslims for prayers because of social distancing rules

The church’s pastor, Monika Matthias, was "moved" by the Muslim call to prayer.

Cardinal Müller: "Some forces want to use a pandemic to suppress the church"

"Why would going to the church be more dangerous than going to the supermarket?" wonders the German Prelate