News from Europe

British Government commits to defend freedom of religion worldwide

The Truro report states that the persecution of Christians is so extreme that it amounts to genocide in some parts of the world.

Police raids on Italian churches raise religious freedom concerns

In theory the citations could lead to fines or even jail terms, despite constitutional protections in Italy guaranteeing freedom

Relics of St. Corona will be displayed in German cathedral, after pandemic.

The Catholic cathedral in the city of Aachen, was already planning to display the reliquary of St. Corona before the pandemic

A "priests helpline" to support the faithful in times of pandemic

Priests from the Archdiocese of Poznań will operate a helpline every day from 10 a.m. to noon and from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Germany: an evangelical church vandalised in Berlin

Police officers arrested an aggressive man who seemed particularly hostile on Tuesday afternoon.

Kidnapped French, Iraqi aid workers released after 2 months

The three French citizens and one Iraqi worked for SOS Chretiens d'Orient, which helps persecuted Christians in the region.

Polish Catholics question government's new restrictions on church attendance.

The authors of the petition emphasise the inconsistency of the new security measures.

The UK retracts announcement allowing women to take abortion pills at home

This was published in error. There will be no changes to abortion regulations.

France: church robbery goes on despite lockdown

While France is still fighting with the spread of the coronavirus, several churches have been robbed.

Norway: a Muslim migrant sets fire to a church

The man justified his actions by explaining that he wanted to take revenge for the alleged burning of a copy of the Koran.