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  • Doctors promised disabled woman 'new doll' after planned forced abortion
    on June 25, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    London, England, Jun 25, 2019 / 11:02 am (CNA).- Following a decision by the Court of Appeals in England to overturn an order for a forced abortion on a disabled woman, new details have emerged about the case. Lawyers told the appeal court Monday that doctors had prepared the woman for […]

  • Forced abortion decision overturned on appeal, according to reports
    on June 24, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    London, England, Jun 24, 2019 / 11:03 am (CNA).- A controversial UK court decision to force a disabled woman to have an abortion has been overturned on appeal. In a decision reportedly reached June 24, the English Court of Appeal, consisting of Lord Justice McCombe, Lady Justice King and Lord […]

  • Abortion, LGBT activists disrupt Vatican women footballers' debut
    on June 23, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    Vienna, Austria, Jun 23, 2019 / 08:10 am (CNA).- The international debut of the Vatican women's football team, which was scheduled to play in a friendly against the Vienna FC Mariahilf Saturday, was cancelled after abortion and LGBT activists disrupted the game before it began, local media […]

  • Tribunal says China uses coercion in organ harvesting, targets religious minorities
    on June 22, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    London, England, Jun 22, 2019 / 04:04 pm (CNA).- An investigative tribunal has said that forced harvesting of organs for transplant continues in China, with religious minorities especially targeted. “Forced organ harvesting has been committed for years throughout China on a significant […]

  • UK court orders forced abortion for disabled woman
    on June 21, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    London, England, Jun 21, 2019 / 11:15 am (CNA).- A British judge has authorized doctors to perform an abortion on a pregnant Catholic woman with developmental disabilities and a mood disorder, despite the objections of the woman’s mother and the woman herself. The woman is 22 weeks pregnant. […]

  • Pentecost pilgrimages in France, Middle East link Catholics in prayer
    on June 19, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Paris, France, Jun 19, 2019 / 12:00 pm (CNA).- Catholics walked through Syria’s Wadi al-Nasara, or “Valley of the Christians,” this Pentecost, praying the rosary, alternating between the Arabic and French prayers for each decade. Their two-day pilgrimage, inspired by the annual […]

  • Efforts to ease tensions over Orange walks in Glasgow
    on June 19, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    Glasgow, Scotland, Jun 19, 2019 / 11:16 am (CNA).- Some figures in the Catholic Church and Protestant loyalist groups in Scotland are seeking to reach a compromise regarding Protestant marches passing by Catholic churches. Opposition to Orange walks have increased since last July, when a priest, […]

  • Church in Scotland urged to update sex abuse reporting and prevention protocols
    on June 18, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    Glasgow, Scotland, Jun 18, 2019 / 04:11 pm (CNA).- A Scottish Catholic organization set up to prevent, report and audit allegations of sexual abuse within the Church can do even more to “rebuild trust” following the sex abuse scandals, an independent review board has found. The review, […]

  • German doctors fined for abortion ads
    on June 17, 2019 at 11:29 pm

    Berlin, Germany, Jun 17, 2019 / 05:29 pm (CNA).- Two German doctors were fined Friday for abortion advertisements which described how the procedure is carried out. The Berlin district court ruled June 14 that advertisements may only promote abortion services and not go into descriptions about the […]

  • Paris archbishop at Mass: Notre-Dame exists to be a place of worship
    on June 17, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    Paris, France, Jun 17, 2019 / 03:10 pm (CNA).- During Saturday's Mass in a side chapel of Notre-Dame de Paris, the cathedral's first since its April fire, Archbishop Michel Aupetit emphasized that the church is no mere cultural heritage of France, but is meant for the worship of God. The June 15 […]