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‘This law makes me feel I am better off dead’: UK court hears Down syndrome abortion law challenge

Heidi Crowter speaks outside the High Court in London England, July 6, 2021. / Don’t Screen Us Out via Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0).

London, England, Jul 7, 2021 / 08:05 am (CNA).

Judgment is expected to be reserved until a later date.

Nuncio prays for peace and harmony in Belarus at renowned Marian shrine

Archbishop Ante Jozić celebrates Mass before the icon of Our Lady of Budslau in Belarus, July 3, 2021. / Vitaliy Palinevsky/Catholic.by.

Budslau, Belarus, Jul 6, 2021 / 14:00 pm (CNA).

Archbishop Ante Jozić prayed that, with God’s help, divisions would be overcome.

Indicted ex-director of Vatican’s financial watchdog says truth will come out at trial

Tommaso Di Ruzza, right, speaks at a Vatican briefing alongside Alessandro Gisotti, center, and René Brülhart, left, May 21, 2019. / Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Rome, Italy, Jul 6, 2021 / 12:00 pm (CNA).

Tommaso Di Ruzza is one of 10 people facing a Vatican trial.

Catholic groups criticize abortion report backed by European Parliament

European Parliament. / Alan Holdren/CNA.

Rome, Italy, Jul 6, 2021 / 08:00 am (CNA).

Fourteen organizations said they stood united in the defense of human life.

‘Major victory’ for pro-lifers as attempt to introduce abortion up to birth in England and Wales fails

Baby Feet. Credit: Morgan via Flickr (CC BY 2.0).

London, England, Jul 5, 2021 / 13:40 pm (CNA).

“This would have left England and Wales with one of the most extreme abortion laws in the world.”

Church leaders in Hungary and Slovakia welcome confirmation of papal visit

Cardinal Péter Erdő at a press conference for the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, June 14, 2021. / IEC 2021 Budapest

Budapest, Hungary, Jul 5, 2021 / 07:35 am (CNA).

Pope Francis is expected to visit the countries on Sept. 12-15.

Cardinal Parolin: Europe needs faith in God as it struggles with ‘demographic winter’

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, pictured in St. Peter's Basilica Oct. 3, 2015. / Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk.

Strasbourg, France, Jul 5, 2021 / 05:45 am (CNA).

The Vatican Secretary of State was preaching at Mass in Strasbourg, France.

‘Lourdes Nights’ to draw pilgrims to French shrine after pandemic closure

An evening procession at Lourdes in southwestern France. / Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes.

Lourdes, France, Jul 2, 2021 / 12:00 pm (CNA).

The initiative will be held throughout July and August.

All-Ireland Primate: Government revealed First Communion delay in ‘grossly disrespectful’ way

Northern Ireland Executive CC BY ND 2.0

Dublin, Ireland, Jul 2, 2021 / 06:40 am (CNA).

Archbishop Eamon Martin said the government’s decision marked a “complete reversal.”

Safeguarding expert to lead Rome’s new anthropology institute

Fr. Hans Zollner. / Rebecski CC 4.0

Rome, Italy, Jul 2, 2021 / 04:00 am (CNA).

Fr. Hans Zollner S.J. will serve as director of the institute at the Pontifical Gregorian University.