The Bishop of Liège in Belgium, Jean-Pierre Delville, was assaulted and threatened by a group of unknown thieves who broke into his house on the night of the 14th August.
As children are put to death, Belgium’s experience shows the ‘slippery slope’ is real. One striking thing about modern Western societies is how quickly bioethical practices that would once have been shocking quickly become unremarkable. It happened with abortion, it happened with embryo selection, and now it is happening with euthanasia. It emerged that during 2016 and 2017 three children in Belgium were given euthanasia, and the media reaction was one giant shrug. As far as I am aware it has barely been reported outside Christian and pro-life circles.
Last Saturday, August 11th, the first pilgrims of the 145th National Pilgrimage of the Assumption arrived at the little town of Lourdes in France. They will be joined by hundreds of other Christians who will come to the holy site from the Middle-East . Many had to leave their homes because of war and persecution.
Last Friday was the first time we had the opportunity to commemorate the Day of Remembrance of Survivors of Religious Persecution. S4C, as the leading Hungarian news service on the persecution of Christians, welcomed the establishment of the remembrance day and was the first to announce it to the public in Hungary. On the 3rd of August, the members of the editorial team reaffirmed their commitment to our persecuted Christian brethren.
The worshippers at a Syrian Orthodox Church torched in an incendiary attack are known to have previously received threats. About 30 firefighters had to step in promptly to quell a fire that broke out at the Saint Mary Syrian Orthodox Church in the Swedish city of Norrköping, which was later established to have been arson, national broadcaster SVT reported.