• European bishops summit makes appeal to jaded youth

    European bishops summit makes appeal to jaded youth

    • Mar 29, 2017

    Ahead of the 2018 Bishop’s Synod called for by Pope Francis dedicated to youth, European bishops are meeting in Barcelona for a one-of-a-kind symposium dedicated to addressing growing issues and concerns with young people and the Church today.

  • Religious freedom in the crosshairs of European court

    Religious freedom in the crosshairs of European court

    • Jan 10, 2017

    In a court case concerning religious freedom, the European court based in Strasbourg, France, acknowledged “interference” in freedom of religion in the case of a Muslim family attempting to opt out of mixed-gender swimming lessons, but asserted that public schools had a “special role” in integration, particularly of children of foreign origin.

  • German cardinal defends controversial EU/US trade treaty

    German cardinal defends controversial EU/US trade treaty

    • Sep 14, 2016

    With German cities gearing up for large street protests, Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich-Freising has defended a controversial trade treaty between the EU and the US, saying it could “contribute to a fairer world economic order,” especially if it opens up to poorer countries.