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A Catholic priest in southern Italy was the victim of a poisoning attempt on Sunday involving bleach mixed in with the water and wine used at Mass, in what many observers believe was a mafia-related attempt at intimidation. Source: Crux.
Greece’s minority Catholic Church has deplored a parliamentary vote to allow same-sex marriage and child adoption, the first in a predominantly Orthodox country. Source: OSV News.
A cow that has become a symbol of Europe-wide protests against low food prices and rising costs was denied entry to St Peter’s Square on Sunday. Source: Crux.
Ten months before the reopening of the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Archbishop of Paris has unveiled celebrations for the inauguration of the Gothic masterpiece. Source: Vatican News.
The Church in Belgium, facing rising protests after a television film on abuse and cover-ups in its ranks, has appealed against a government data protection agency ruling that the Ghent Diocese must let a person be “debaptised”. Source: The Tablet.
The French National Assembly yesterday voted to introduce a “right to abortion” in the French Constitution, less than two weeks after thousands of French citizens participated in the Paris March for Life. Source: CNA.
The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the deadly attack on a Catholic church in Türkiye during Sunday Mass that left one man dead. Source: CNA.