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Nearly 1,000 hate crimes against Europe’s Christians recorded in 2020

The aftermath of a fire at the Parish of St. Paul in Corbeil-Essonnes, France, July 4, 2020. / OIDACE.

Rome Newsroom, Nov 16, 2021 / 13:00 pm (CNA).

Poland had the most hate crimes reported against Christians, with 241 incidents in 2020.

Salesians asked young people to make short films about hope. They got a big response

A detail from a poster for the Don Bosco Global Film Festival. /

Rome Newsroom, Nov 16, 2021 / 05:20 am (CNA).

The inaugural Don Bosco Global Film Festival has received more than 1,500 entries.

Cardinal Becciu says he ‘favored’ home diocese but denies scandal

Cardinal Angelo Becciu. / Credit: Claude Truong-Ngoc / Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Rome Newsroom, Nov 15, 2021 / 09:15 am (CNA).

He reportedly asked: ‘Why massacre me, my family, this diocese?’

Fr Julian Carron resigns as president of Communion and Liberation

Fr. Julián Carrón. / Courtesy of Communion and Liberation.

Milan, Italy, Nov 15, 2021 / 05:50 am (CNA).

He has held the post since 2005.

Former Grand Master of the Order of Malta dies at 71

Fra’ Matthew Festing, the Order of Malta’s 79th Grand Master, addresses the diplomatic corps in January 2015. / British Association of the Order of Malta.

Valletta, Malta, Nov 15, 2021 / 04:00 am (CNA).

Fra’ Matthew Festing was Grand Master from 2008 to his resignation in 2017.

Father Gregor Pawlowski, Jewish Holocaust survivor and Catholic priest, laid to rest in Poland

A monument at the Jewish cemetery in Izbica, Poland. / Aung via Wikimedia (public domain)

Lublin, Poland, Nov 14, 2021 / 15:00 pm (CNA).

Father Gregor Pawlowski died in Israel Oct. 21 at the age of 90, but he wanted his body to be buried in Poland alongside his Jewish family and other victims of the Holocaust.

Stats show Irish women benefit from waiting period before abortion, observers say

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Dublin, Ireland, Nov 12, 2021 / 16:27 pm (CNA).

About 1,500 Irish women in 2020 decided not to go through with an abortion after seeking an initial consultation. Critics of abortion say it’s a sign that these women need support and that the existing three-day waiting period should be preserved.

Pope Francis in Assisi: ‘It is time that the poor be given back their voice’

Pope Francis at the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels in Assisi, Italy, Nov. 12, 2021. / Vatican Media.

Rome Newsroom, Nov 12, 2021 / 08:15 am (CNA).

The pope met with a group of more than 500 poor people from across Europe.

Poland’s Catholic Church to hold day of solidarity with Lebanon

Bishop Artur Miziński and Archbishop Georges Bacouni at a press conference in Warsaw, Poland, Nov. 10, 2021. / Amata CSFN.

Warsaw, Poland, Nov 12, 2021 / 08:00 am (CNA).

Lebanon’s real GDP contracted by more than 20% in 2020.

Austria’s Catholic bishops: Draft assisted suicide law ‘unacceptable’

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Vienna, Austria, Nov 12, 2021 / 06:20 am (CNA).

The bishops are taking part in a review of the law.