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Archbishop: Russian invasion of Ukraine is a ‘silent war’

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Rome, Italy, Jun 15, 2018 / 01:34 pm (CNA).- Speaking at the end of a closed-door meeting on religious freedom at the US Embassy to the Holy See, Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, head of the Greek Catholic Ukrainian Church, stressed that “it is a matter of fact that the war in Ukraine has become a […]

Irish prime minister: Catholic hospitals will be required to perform abortions

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Dublin, Ireland, Jun 15, 2018 / 03:26 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Publicly-funded hospitals in Ireland will be required to perform abortions, even if they are Catholic and morally opposed to the procedure, the nation’s prime minister announced this week. A survey on GPBuddy.ie, an online medical directory for Irish healthcare professionals, found that nearly 70 percent […]

Lourdes shrine evacuated due to flash flooding

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Lourdes, France, Jun 14, 2018 / 12:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As heavy rains cause flash flooding across parts of France, the Marian shrine at Lourdes has been evacuated until further notice. “The Grotto is flooded and the International Mass in the underground basilica is canceled. Flooded everywhere,” said Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth, UK on […]

Church in Spain prepares to welcome migrants turned away in Italy

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Valencia, Spain, Jun 13, 2018 / 04:44 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Archdiocese of Valencia, Spain is preparing resources for more than 600 immigrants on board a rescue boat that was denied entry into Italy this week. Cardinal Antonio Cañizares of Valencia said God is calling the local people to welcome the immigrants. “We can’t let […]

DNA from three parents? Critics concerned by Ukraine doctor’s methods

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Kyiv, Ukraine, Jun 8, 2018 / 12:34 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As a Ukrainian clinic claims success in creating babies with three parents’ DNA, critics are raising medical and ethical objections to the largely experimental fertility method. “This is really an irresponsible kind of human experimentation,” Marcy Darnovsky, the head of the Center for Genetics and […]

Court dismisses suit over Northern Ireland abortion law, on technicality

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London, England, Jun 7, 2018 / 04:23 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The UK Supreme Court threw out a case challenging Northern Ireland’s abortion law on Thursday, saying the commission which brought the case does not have standing to do so. However, the judges also said the current law violates the European Convention on Human Rights. The […]

Ninth annual Rosary Relay to cover globe in prayer for priests

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Dublin, Ireland, Jun 6, 2018 / 03:29 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Marian shrines in more than 50 countries throughout world will join in a 24-hour rosary initiative on Friday to intercede for and honor the priestly vocation. “It is an opportunity for us to raise our hearts to God for all priests in the exercise of […]

Vanity Fair ad takes ‘#MeToo’ campaign to victims of religious violence

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Rome, Italy, Jun 6, 2018 / 12:52 am (CNA).- A new ad in the Italian edition of Vanity Fair magazine has given the global #MeToo movement another dimension, shining a spotlight on women who have suffered persecution, rape and violence due to their faith. Three of these women – Rebecca Bitrus, a Christian woman from […]

How UK Anglicans and Catholics are teaming up to fight modern slavery

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London, England, Jun 5, 2018 / 04:31 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Anglican and Catholic leaders in the UK are teaming up to fight modern-day slavery through a free app that helps identify forced labor at hand car washes. “Over the last few years we have learned more about the evil of modern slavery and we have […]

Sunday Mass is not optional, UK archbishop reminds Catholics

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Edinburgh, Scotland, Jun 5, 2018 / 12:41 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In a pastoral letter for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, Archbishop Leo Cushley of St. Andrews & Edinburgh stressed the importance of the Sunday Mass obligation for Catholics. “It is true that many people think of Sunday as just part of the weekend, a welcome […]