News from Europe

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.

UK: Boris Johnson orders the closing of churches

8,077 people were diagnosed with a COVID-19 infection in the UK according to latest data — 422 of them have died.

Zagreb Cathedral’s spire damaged in major earthquake

It was the strongest earthquake to hit Croatia in the last 140 years.

Germany: a historic chapel vandalised in Wachtberg-Werthoven

Some hateful slogans targeting the police and the right-wing AfD party have been scrawled on the walls. 

Christians asked to pray ‘Our Father’ on March 25 in response to the epidemic

Two days later, on March 27, he will grant a plenary indulgence through his 'Urbi et Orbi' blessing.