- Sep 19, 2020
Israel on Thursday called on Belgium to scrap this weekend’s annual Carnival parade after last year’s featured a float with anti-Semitic caricatures.
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.