- Jul 26, 2021
Five Catholic women’s organizations in German-speaking areas have released an open letter calling for the Vatican to reverse its position that priests cannot bless same-sex unions.
Switzerland’s Catholic Church has joined other religious groups in opposing a proposed ban on Muslim head coverings, arguing it would “disproportionately” restrict religious freedom.
Swiss Cardinal Henri Schwery, whose diocese was home to Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre’s priestly society, died Jan. 7 at the age of 88.
Switzerland’s proposed “marriage equality” law is an attempt to resolve “problems of discrimination by ignoring the differences” between a civil union and a marriage, said the country’s bishops.
Lutheran and Catholic churches in Switzerland and Germany are planning for people to celebrate religious Christmas services at home because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Swiss bishop’s appointment of a lay mother of three to a senior administrative post previously held by a priest has raised eyebrows in conservative Catholic circles, at a time when a strengthened role for women in the church is under debate in other European countries.