- Sep 25, 2020
A restoration of one of Michelangelo’s sculptures of the Madonna and Christ has uncovered previously unknown details, including the artist’s tool marks, that had been hidden under centuries of dust and wax.
Cardinal Antonio Cañizares of Valencia, said that the possible approval of the legalization of euthanasia, currently being discussed in the Spanish senate, would be a “major and historical defeat for the whole of Spain.”
Catholic bishops in Malta said that while they support equality and are against discrimination, they are concerned that two new bills meant to protect people’s rights would instead threaten personal freedoms.
Greece’s prime minister demanded Sunday that the European Union take a greater responsibility for managing migration into the bloc, as Greek authorities promised that 12,000 migrants and asylum-seekers left homeless after fire gutted an overcrowded camp would be moved shortly to a new tent city.
As the Vatican foreign minister met with officials in Belarus, the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace urged prayers for Belorussians during their sociopolitical crisis.
The crypt under the plaza in front of Notre Dame Cathedral, spared during the 2019 fire that devastated the medieval edifice, reopened to the public Wednesday after a painstaking cleaning to remove traces of lead dust that spewed from the nearby blaze.