Last Updated: Nov 25, 2014

Be brothers and sisters for peace, Pope tells Europe

Strasbourg, France, Nov 25, 2014 / 07:05 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis said Tuesday that brotherhood and a spirit of mutual service are needed to overcome conflict, telling the Council of Europe that both the continent and Christianity have special roles to play in this work.

The challenge of human rights recognition in Europe

Strasbourg, France, Nov 25, 2014 / 05:31 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- While Pope Francis was applauded at the European Parliament on Tuesday at his mention of children “killed even before being born” as among the victims of a “throwaway” culture, the European Court for Human Rights has said regulating the treatment of infants born-alive after late-term abortion is outside its competence.

Pope tells 'haggard' Europe that human dignity is key to renewal

Vatican City, Nov 25, 2014 / 07:39 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis’ address to the European Parliament touched on a variety of issues, all of which, he said, ought to promote the “centrality” of the human person so that a true cultural renewal can be attained.

Scholars: No, Benedict XVI doesn't support Kasper in Synod debates

Vatican City, Nov 25, 2014 / 04:49 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A new volume of Benedict XVI's collected works includes an updated version of a 1972 essay in which he had suggested that the divorced and remarried could receive Communion – but the Pope had long since abandoned that position, scholars noted.