News from Europe

Basilica in Bologna will be lit in red to remember Christian martyrs

In the time of the Coronavirus, the Christian Church in Italy is not forgetting about the persecuted Christians.

The sanctuary of Lourdes closed for the first time in history

In France, almost 7,000 people have been infected with the coronavirus; over 120 people have died from it so far.

Polish priest flies over the city of Wrocław with the Blessed Sacrament.

Father Cezary Chwilczyński, priest of the parish dedicated to Saint Joseph in Zórawina, came up with an unusual idea.

France: arson of church doors in Sète

As in many other churches, the celebration of Masses has been temporarily interrupted in the context of the coronavirus epidemic.

Restoration of Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral interrupted

Given the numerous uncertainties regarding the recent pandemic, no date has been given indicating when works will resume.

France: Armenian genocide memorial desecrated in Lyon

Between 1914 and 1923, Ottomans massacred around 1.5 million Armenians.

Italy: police cut short a Mass in the district of Cerveteri in Rome

Around fifteen faithful were attending the Mass, some of whom were praying outside the church.

Greek Orthodox Christians express concerns over Turkish statements

The Order of St. Andrew, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, has expressed concerns about Greek Orthodox community in Turkey

Seven Italian priests have reportedly died of coronavirus

A Catholic priest has died in Italy from coronavirus, and local Italian media reported Sunday the death of several others.

France: Criminals rob and desecrate a church in Mayenne

A "reparation Mass" has been celebrated on March 7, 2020.