• Dutch set to permit euthanasia for a ‘complete life’

    Dutch set to permit euthanasia for a ‘complete life’

    • Oct 16, 2016

    In the Netherlands, the government is now set to permit euthanasia for people who aren’t terminally ill or experiencing extreme suffering, but who nevertheless feel their life is “complete,” with the extension expected to go into effect by the end of 2017.

  • New Belgian cardinal poised to be key papal ally in Europe

    New Belgian cardinal poised to be key papal ally in Europe

    • Oct 11, 2016

    Archbishop Jozef de Kesel of Brussels in Belgium one of Pope Francis’s new cardinals, in many ways attracts the same dynamics as the pontiff himself — great acclaim in progressive and secular circles but ambivalence among some insiders, who worry about where dialogue ends and capitulation begins.

  • Pope Francis condemns ‘blind violence’ in Belgium

    • Mar 22, 2016

    ROME — Pope Francis has condemned the “blind violence” of the terrorist attacks that shook Belgium on Tuesday, offering prayers for the victims, the injured, their families, and all those working in relief efforts. “The Holy Father again condemns the blind violence which causes so much suffering, and he implores