Category Archives: religious freedom

Pope Francis’s Christmas message: only God’s mercy can free humanity

[Austen Ivereigh] Against a backdrop of growing terrorist violence, war and persecution across the world, Pope Francis yesterday used his traditional Christmas address “to the city and to the world” to appeal for a new openness to God’s grace of … Continue reading

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Francis in Bolivia spells out vision of true revolution

[Austen Ivereigh] Pope Francis travelled from Ecuador to Bolivia on Wednesday afternoon, where he both connected with and challenged one of the continent’s most radical governments, before flying to Santa Cruz, ending yesterday with one of the most powerful and radical … Continue reading

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Pope Francis address to European Parliament at Strasbourg

Mr President and Vice Presidents, Members of the European Parliament, All associated with the work of this Institution, Dear Friends, I thank you for inviting me to address this institution which is fundamental to the life of the European Union, … Continue reading

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Midwives’ appeal court decision ‘a victory for freedom and common sense’

Two Scottish Catholic midwives have won the right not to have to take any part in an abortion, even indirectly. Mary Doogan, 58, and Concepta Wood, 52, had sought reassurance from the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde that they would not … Continue reading

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Archbishop Leonard: drenched in a shower of anti-democratic hate

Four militants belonging to FEMEN — a Ukraine-based “feminist” group which organizes topless protests at people and things they dislike — yesterday evening attacked the Archbishop of Malines-Brussels, Andre-Joseph Leonard, as he took part in a university debate on (of … Continue reading

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