Tag: Portugal

Father Pierluigi Maccalli visits Fatima to “thank Mary” for his release

On the first Sunday of August Father Pierluigi Maccalli visited the shrine of Fatima in Portugal.

Celebrations in Fatima again under sanitary regime in Portugal

Pilgrims will have limited access to the apparition shrine and candle lighting.

Portuguese court confirms that the country's euthanasia act is unconstitutional

The law stipulated that an adult could undergo euthanasia after after prior consultation.

Portuguese bishops praised the President's decision on new euthanasia law

Rebelo de Sousa emphasised that the new law would give enormous prerogatives to doctors to decide who would be euthanised or not.

Catholic lawyers point to the unconstitutional law on euthanasia in Portugal

They called on the Head of State to veto the newly enacted legislation as "contrary to the foundations of the constitution."

The Portuguese parliament has legalised euthanasia and assisted suicide

Over 95,000 people signed a petition demanding the project of law to be rejected. 

Portuguese episcopate suspends baptisms, weddings and confirmations

These new regulations are introduced almost ten months after the first forced quarantine was announced.

Portuguese left-wing government wans to introduce euthanasia

In September, Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa expressed support for the initiative to legalise euthanasia.

Portuguese President wants to limit the number of pilgrims to Fatima

The head of state explained the arrival of 50,000 pilgrims could endanger public health.

Pastoral activity will resume in Fatima

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