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Catholic News from Europe

Irish archbishop: The sacrifice of Protestants and Catholics in WWI should unite us

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, Nov 12, 2018 / 04:56 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Irish Protestants and Catholics should see the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day as an opportunity to build peace and reconciliation, Archbishop Eamon Martin of Ireland said at an interreligious memorial service on Sunday. The service, held at St. Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast, was attended […]

Half of countries have fertility rates below replacement level, study finds

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London, England, Nov 10, 2018 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A newly published study has found that nearly half of countries have fertility rates which are below replacement level, meaning that population size will decrease without immigration. Published in the November issue of The Lancet, the study examines population and fertility by age and sex […]

Irish physicians complain they’ve been ignored by health minister on abortion

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Dublin, Ireland, Nov 8, 2018 / 02:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Some 640 general practitioners in the Republic of Ireland have signed a petition saying their concerns have not been listened to regarding the government’s plan to have abortion services led by general practitioners. “Instead of reaching out to the hundreds of GPs, Minister Harris has […]

Pope Francis advocates for global access to clean drinking water

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Rome, Italy, Nov 8, 2018 / 01:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis spoke of the importance of increasing access to clean drinking water around the world Thursday, calling current statistics “a huge shame for the humanity.” “Water is essential for life. In many parts of the world, our brothers and sisters cannot have a dignified […]

Manx legislature passes most liberal abortion law in British Isles

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Douglas, Isle of Man, Nov 7, 2018 / 11:17 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The upper house of the Isle of Man’s legislature passed Tuesday a bill that will liberalize abortion access in the territory. The Abortion Reform Bill 2018 now needs only receive royal assentand promulgation before it becomes law. Members of the Legislative Council unanimously […]

Astronomers recommend renaming Hubble’s law to honor Belgian priest

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Paris, France, Nov 3, 2018 / 12:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The International Astronomical Union has voted in favor of a recommendation to rename the Hubble law the Hubble-Lemaître law, to acknowledge the contributions of the Belgian priest and astronomer Georges Lemaître to the scientific theory of the expansion of the universe. “To honour the intellectual […]

For All Souls’ Day, Pope Francis prays in cemetery for unborn children

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Rome, Italy, Nov 2, 2018 / 11:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In commemoration of All Souls’ Day, Pope Francis prayed Friday in a cemetery for unborn children called the “Garden of Angels” on the outskirts of Rome. “Listen to the prayer we address to you for all our loved ones who have left this world: open […]

Flooding damages St Mark’s Basilica in Venice

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Venice, Italy, Oct 31, 2018 / 01:29 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice flooded with nearly three feet of water this week, damaging part of the 1,000 year old marble mosaic floor inside. The basilica “aged 20 years in one day,” St. Mark’s procurator Carlo Alberto Tesserin said. Flood waters kept parts of […]

UK poised to pass law guiding N Ireland on abortion, gay marriage

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London, England, Oct 31, 2018 / 12:10 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A bill in the parliament of the United Kingdom requiring the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland to provide guidance to civil servants on how to exercise their functions regarding human rights is scheduled to receive Royal Assent Thursday. The Nov. 1 Royal Assent will […]