Indian episcopate announces Day of Mourning on 50th anniversary of abortion law
Initially, Indian law allowed abortion up to the 20th week of pregnancy, but since March it is possible until the 24th week.
Famous Cardinals among speakers at Budapest International Eucharistic Congress
The International Eucharistic Congress will take place in the Hungarian capital from the 5th to the 12th of September.
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.
American bishops call for better protection of places of worship
This initiative is a reaction to the series of attacks on churches as part of so-called anti-racist protests throughout the US.
Australian bishops concerned about the rising number of "assisted suicides"
In Australia, terminally ill patients can decide to have their life support system turned off.
U.S. government condemns persecution of Catholic Church in Nicaragua
According to USCIRF commissioner James W. Carr, the threats against religious freedom in Nicaragua “remain troubling”.
UK government disregards believers with new sanitary regulations
It will still not be possible to celebrate public liturgies or go to church for private prayer.
European Bishops call on governments to ensure religious freedom
The COMECE argues that the key role of religion in European society has been neglected by the European Commission.
German Bishops admit that their predecessors failed to oppose National Socialism
"Both in September 1939 and later, there was no open protest of German Bishops against the National Socialists," says the text.