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Undated photo of sick 11-month old baby Charlie Gard provided by his family, taken at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London

Undated photo of sick 11-month old baby Charlie Gard at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. Charlie Gard died on July 28th, 2017.

Cardinal Nichols: statement on death of Charlie Gard

29/07/2017 12:45

The Archbishop of Westminster and President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, has issued a statement following news of the death of Charlie Gard

 

The Patriarchal Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ in Kyiv (file photo)

The Patriarchal Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ in Kyiv. On Thursday the USCCB announced it was sending aid to a number of Churches in Central Europe, including funding to support priests and religious in war-torn eastern Ukraine.

USCCB approves aid to Church in Central and Eastern Europe

28/07/2017 16:16

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Subcommittee on Aid to the Church in Central and Eastern Europe approved over $4.8 million in funding for 206 projects in 22 countries in Central and Eastern Europe.

 

President Macron marks anniversary of Fr Hamel's murder

French President Emmanuel Macron gives a speech during a ceremony marking the first anniversary of the murder of Fr Jacques Hamel at the church of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray

Mass marks first anniversary of Fr Jacques Hamel's murder

26/07/2017 17:17

The archdiocese of Rouen in northern France held a special Mass on Wednesday to mark the first anniversary of the assassination of an elderly parish priest, Fr Jacques Hamel. Archbishop Dominique Lebrun talks about his "indelible spiritual heritage"

Child protection expert Hans Zollner, SJ

Child protection expert Hans Zollner, SJ. Father Zollner spoke with Vatican Radio about a recent report on physical and sexual abuse of members of a prestigious German Catholic boys' choir, the Regensburger Domspatzen.

Child Protection expert responds to German abuse report

19/07/2017 14:10

Father Hans Zollner,President of the Centre for Child Protection of the Pontifical Gregorian University, and a member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, says a new report on abuse at a prestigious German musical institution is an “important step forward.” 

 

The lawyer tasked with investigating the abuse Ulrich Weber spoke about the investigation during a press conference in Regansburg.

The lawyer tasked with investigating the abuse Ulrich Weber spoke about the investigation during a press conference in Regansburg.

Regensburg: Report finds over 500 choir boys abused

19/07/2017 08:48

A new report has found that at least 547 young members of the Regensburger Domspatzen boys choir in Germany were subjected to physical and in some cases sexual abuse.

 

People walk for hours to reach a food distribution site in Malualkuel, in the Northern Bahr el Ghazal region of South Sudan.

People walk for hours to reach a food distribution site in Malualkuel, in the Northern Bahr el Ghazal region of South Sudan.

Irish Church responds to East Africa Crisis

16/07/2017 13:00

The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference is responding to the dire humanitarian crisis in East Africa by announcing that special collections at all Masses will take place across Ireland next weekend.

European Parliament in Strasbourg, France

European Parliament in Strasbourg, France

CEC: prioritize peacebuilding not militarization of EU

12/07/2017 16:10

European Churches on Wednesday called on the European Union to avoid opening way for the militarization of its budget and structures but to strengthen its role as an actor for peace and reconciliation.