- Jan 18, 2020
Belgium’s Salesian order defended its decision to send a priest convicted of child abuse to work with Caritas in Central African Republic, where he has been accused of abusing children again.
Caritas Internationalis, the Vatican-based confederation of 165 national Catholic charities, has expressed sadness and outrage over incidents of child abuse by a Belgian Salesian priest who had been the national director of Caritas in the Central African Republic.
In a joint statement, the Catholic bishops of Belgium criticize the further liberalization of abortion law in the country.
‘Laudato si’: that’s the name of the colorful new stained-glass window recently revealed in the St. Bavo Cathedral in Ghent, Belgium. It was made by the artist Harold Van de Perre, who says that “the beauty of this stained-glass window lies in the secret of ‘renewal within tradition’.”
The head of a Catholic order that runs homes for psychiatric patients welcomed the first prosecutions of Belgian doctors for an illegal act of euthanasia.
Today marks the 51st anniversary of the death of Belgian Cardinal Joseph Cardijn, whose “See-Judge-Act” model has helped shape Pope Francis’s pastoral approach.