Category: World Report

Church in France opposes bill to legalise euthanasia

As parliamentarians debated last Thursday a bill to legalise euthanasia, French bishops spoke out against the proposal. A bill to institute a right to “a free and chosen end of life” was debated in the National Assembly, the lower house of France’s parliament, April 8. “The solution when a person faces suffering is not to…

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‘Profound evil’ of abuse must be eradicated, Pope Francis tells symposium As religious leaders, scholars, experts and abuse survivors come together online to participate in an international symposium on faith, healing and prevention, Pope Francis sent a message as part of opening remarks for the event. Pope Francis hopes that by bringing together people from…

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Canonical proceedings against French parish over mask-less Masses The archbishop of Paris announced canonical proceedings last Wednesday against a parish priest for reportedly refusing to follow coronavirus health measures at the Easter Vigil. A statement from the Archdiocese of Paris on April 7 said that the pastor of Sainte-Eugène-Sainte-Cécile church in Paris’ ninth arrondissement did…

Mozambique massacre should prompt response – Catholic group

While a recent massacre in Mozambique has drawn headlines internationally, the country has been dealing with violence for years, which has largely gone unacknowledged in the international community, said leaders of a Catholic charity and peace organisation present in the country. Johan Viljoen, director of Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), which is an entity of…

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Pope signals further reforms to tackle financial crime Signalling further reforms of the Vatican City State penal code, particularly when it comes to financial crimes, Pope Francis said the laws must reflect “the equality of all members of the church” by doing away with “privileges that go back in time and are no longer in…