Last Updated: Nov 25, 2014

Reject 'false hope' of violence, archbishop implores after Ferguson ruling

Ferguson, Mo., Nov 25, 2014 / 12:31 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Archbishop of St. Louis rejected violent responses to a grand jury’s decision not to indict a Ferguson police officer who killed a teenager, asking instead for prayer and action to solve underlying community problems.

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.