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Benedict XVI, Cardinal Marx faulted in Munich abuse report

The Frauenkirche, the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising. / Suicasmo via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 4.0).

Munich, Germany, Jan 20, 2022 / 05:49 am (CNA).

The report covers 1977 to 1982, when the future Benedict XVI led the archdiocese.

Italian Catholic doctors: Assisted suicide is not a dignified death

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Rome, Italy, Jan 19, 2022 / 18:10 pm (CNA).

As the Italian parliament debates whether to pass a bill to decriminalize assisted suicide, an association of Catholic doctors has emphasized that a dignified death “cannot take shortcuts.”

City names 2022 the Year of Edith Stein to mark 100 years since her baptism

Edith Stein, pictured as a student in 1913-1914. / Public Domain.

Rome Newsroom, Jan 19, 2022 / 12:00 pm (CNA).

She was baptized on Jan. 1, 1922.

Emmanuel Macron calls for abortion to be added to EU rights charter

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Strasbourg, France, Jan 19, 2022 / 06:15 am (CNA).

He made the appeal after the election of a pro-life politician as president of the European Parliament.

The Order of Malta’s new statutes could dilute its sovereignty forever

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Rome, Italy, Jan 19, 2022 / 04:20 am (CNA).

The reform process is entering a critical stage.

Pope Francis’ friend Rabbi Skorka helps Polish Catholics mark Day of Judaism

Rabbi Abraham Skorka, pictured in 2015. / Bob Watts via Wikimedia (CC BY 2.0).

Lublin, Poland, Jan 18, 2022 / 13:00 pm (CNA).

The Day of Judaism was established by the Polish bishops in 1997.

Ahead of trial, Finnish MP facing jail after tweeting Bible verse says case a test of religious freedom

Päivi Räsänen, Finland’s interior minister from 2011 to 2015. / Screenshot from ADF International’s YouTube channel.

Helsinki, Finland, Jan 18, 2022 / 03:15 am (CNA).

The criminal trial begins on Jan. 24.

Jesuit journal criticized for article supporting assisted suicide bill in Italy

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Rome, Italy, Jan 17, 2022 / 15:00 pm (CNA).

The article was published in La Civiltà Cattolica last week.

English prosecutors consider guidelines advising against charges for those who assist in 'mercy killings'

Lady Justice atop the Old Bailey in London. / antb/Shutterstock.

London, England, Jan 14, 2022 / 14:07 pm (CNA).

The Crown Prosecution Service, which brings criminal charges in England and Wales, is considering a proposal to examine “mercy killings” that would advise against charging those who assist in the deaths of gravely ill people who wish for assisted suicide or euthanasia if there is evidence that the person wanted to die.

Vatican astronomer: ‘Trust the science’ does not convince those who most need to be convinced

Brother Guy Consolmagno, S.J., pictured on March 3, 2012. / Peter Zelasko/CNA.

Rome, Italy, Jan 14, 2022 / 11:30 am (CNA).

Brother Guy Consolmagno said the phrase left him ‘puzzled.’