News from Europe

Dioceses in northern Italy suspend Mass during coronavirus outbreak

Italian bishops in the area have taken various measures, including asking Catholics to receive the Eucharist only in the hand.

Life of babies with Down Sydrome at high risk in Northern Ireland

In England and Wales, most children diagnosed with Down Syndrome are being killed in the womb.

Number of assisted suicides rose by 22 percent in one year in the Netherlands

Euthanasia accounts for a quarter of deaths in the Netherlands.

German church opens its doors after terror: "We should not give in to fear!"

"We need peace, and not to be scared. God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind."

Prestigious Vienna Opera Ball allows gay couple to participate for first time

The homosexual pair, hopes to 'use' their appearance to draw attention to LGBTQ issues.

Parts of Notre-Dame plaza, crypt expected to reopen this spring

If all goes well, the plaza and crypt could be opened as early as the end of March.

Meet Father Jakub Bartczak, the rapper in cassock

Father Jakub Bartczak spreads a message of hope for youngsters through the inspiring lyrics of his hip-hop songs.

Islamic State supporter admits plot to blow up St Paul's Cathedral

Safiyya Amira Shaikh, was caught by undercover officers as she planned to plant two explosive devices in central London

Wedding vendors will be forced to participate in gay ‘marriages’ in N. Ireland

Same-sex “marriage” has been legal in the rest of the UK since 2013 but until last month had not been imposed on Northern Ireland

"Without Christianity, we are condemned to failure", says Viktor Orban

Orban considers that the once right-wing EPP now has more in common with the broadly understood modern Left.