News from Europe

Two Russian priests on trial for opposing war in Ukraine

Moscow isn't tolerating any dissent in this matter.

A Christian doctor faces an ivestigation for offering prayer to patients

The doctor assures that the few patients who were offered to pray were pleased with the outcome.

Freedom of expression for pro-lifers in the UK is put in question by a new bill

British NGO Justice warns that the bill would give English and Welsh authorities a "carte blanche" to repress protests.

A student threatened to burn down a church because of the sound of the bells

The young woman made allusions to the Notre-Dame fire.

Spanish authorities arrested 11 jihadists recruiting children

The investigation revealed that the group was led by a 59-year-old imam from one of the mosques in Melilla.

The number of students wearing Islamic clothes is on the rise across France

The Minister of National Education, Pap Ndiaye, points to the problem of wearing Muslim abai by girls and qamis by boys.

A sacristan was violently beaten up while praying in Austria

The attacker later fled the scene. The police were able to arrest him a short time later.

Belgium violated right to life in euthanasia case, according to the ECHR

The 64-years-old woman's euthanasia was coducted on the basis of a diagnosis of “incurable depression”.

An Italian bishop participated in the inauguration of a Masonic lodge

In 2012, the same bishop became the head of the Italian brench of Caritas.

The Amsterdam diocese is to close 60% of all its churches within 5 years

Church attendance among Dutch Catholics has fallen from 80% in the 1950s to only 3%, leading to large numbers of church closusures