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Italy grants Alfie Evans citizenship in hopes of transfer to Rome

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London, England, Apr 23, 2018 / 10:38 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Monday a hospitalized British child at the center of a heated legal battle was granted Italian citizenship, part of an effort to delay shutting off his life-support, and to transfer him to a Roman hospital for additional treatment and medical evaluation. Two-year-old Alfie Evans […]

Catholics likely to outnumber Protestants in Northern Ireland by 2021

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, Apr 22, 2018 / 04:27 am (CNA/EWTN News).- What would have been unthinkable 100 years ago in Northern Ireland will likely soon become a reality – Catholics will outnumber Protestants. Historically in Ireland, Catholics have desired independence for Ireland, while Protestants, who congregated in Northern Ireland, have wanted to maintain political ties […]

Commentary: Religious Persecution in the Occupied Territories of Eastern Ukraine

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Lviv, Ukraine, Apr 20, 2018 / 12:07 pm (CNA).- War continues to ravage eastern Ukraine, where conflict erupted in April 2014 following Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the violent actions of pro-Russian separatists. Along with forcing at least 1.6 million people from their homes, the ongoing conflict has also resulted in the persecution of Protestant […]

Cardinal Marx reportedly to speak to Pope Francis on intercommunion handout

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Munich, Germany, Apr 19, 2018 / 12:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The German bishops’ conference has denied reports that the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has rejected its planned proposal to publish guidelines permitting non-Catholic spouses of Catholics to receive the Eucharist in some limited circumstances. “Reports that the Vatican, whether the Holy Father […]

Buffer zones and abortion clinics: why this English bishop is concerned

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Portsmouth, England, Apr 18, 2018 / 03:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After a London borough passed an ordinance earlier this month establishing a buffer zone around a local abortion clinic, Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth said he was concerned by the unjust measure. The Ealing Council, which serves the west London borough, voted April 10 to […]

Irish archbishop: The Christian vision of family is attainable

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Rome, Italy, Apr 18, 2018 / 11:53 am (CNA/EWTN News).- One of the leading organizers of this year’s World Meeting of Families has said the gathering aims to show the world that living the Christian ideal of marriage and family life is not impossible, but is something realistic that can be attained. “Our message about […]

English bishop calls for ‘new forms of witness’ by the People of Life

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Portsmouth, England, Apr 16, 2018 / 04:56 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth has encouraged Catholics, as the “people of life”, to be positive and confident in sharing the good news of life. “There is now in society great confusion and conflict about what it means to be human, about relationships, sexuality and […]

Benedict XVI celebrates 91st birthday with his brother

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Rome, Italy, Apr 16, 2018 / 10:25 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Benedict XVI turned 91 on Monday, celebrating “with his brother Georg in a calm and familiar climate,” according to a Vatican statement. This evening, members of the Swiss Guard band are scheduled to perform in the Mater Eccelsiae monastery in honor of the pope emeritus. […]

Peaceful protests outside hospital to support Alfie Evans’ parents

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Liverpool, England, Apr 14, 2018 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Amid a tense battle over medical care for gravely ill toddler Alfie Evans, hundreds of protestors crowded outside Alder Hey Children’s Hospital this week in support of the child and his parents. Evans, who is 23 months, suffers from an unidentified degenerative neurological condition, has […]