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Europe Euthanasia

Physically healthy young woman dies by euthanasia in Netherlands

A physically healthy 29-year-old woman was allowed to end her life through euthanasia in the Netherlands on the grounds of depression, sparking renewed debate about the sanctity of life and legislation. Source: CNA.

Europe Weapons

Peacemaking vital as militaries adopt AI weapons

The Catholic bishops of England and Wales have called for new treaties to regulate weaponised drones and lethal autonomous weapons systems. Source: The Tablet.


Religious affiliation in Scotland reaches the lowlands

For the first time, a majority of people in Scotland say they are not religious, according to new census data. Source: BBC News.


Cardinal backs women feeling ‘fully equal’ in Church

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ says the Church’s position on female priests is not set in stone and should be discussed further, at the same time warning of triggering “a huge backlash”. Source: CNA. 


Prayers urged for Slovakian PM after shooting

Catholic bishops have expressed shock and promised prayers as Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico fights for his life after being shot multiple times yesterday. Source: OSV News.


German Catholic leader calls for mission of hope

The German Bishops Conference president has called Germany – a nation whose very history is entangled with the Catholic Church – a “mission country”. Source: National Catholic Register.


European bishops urge reflection ahead of election

Two of Europe’s leading prelates have penned a letter ahead of the European Union parliamentary elections next month, stressing the importance of solidifying European unity and identity. Source: Crux.


Heritage fund makes first grants for France’s run-down churches

France’s Heritage Foundation announced the first 100 religious buildings to be renovated by a national fund modelled on unprecedented contributions made to rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral after it was devastated by fire in 2019. Source: The Tablet.


European bishops support EU expansion, warn against ideology

Europe’s bishops have voiced support for the European Union’s future enlargement plans, saying it provides a unique opportunity to showcase the value of fraternity, but have also cautioned against the imposition of ideology and the pursuit of particular interests. Source: Crux.