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Holy See confirms investigation of Order of Malta

January 17, 2017. The Holy See has issued a statement Tuesday in response to "attempts by the Order of Malta to discredit” the new group established by the Vatican to conduct the investigation of why the Chancellor of the Order of Malta was asked to step down.

Pope sends condolences for victims of Turkish cargo jet crash

January 16, 2017. On Monday morning, a Turkish cargo plane has tragically crashed in Kyrgyzstan, killing dozens and hospitalizing many others. Many homes and vehicles in the small village are also destroyed. As a result, Vatican Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin has sent a message of condolences to the victims of the disaster on behalf of Pope Francis.

Pope Francis to meet with Palestinian president on Saturday

January 11, 2017. Pope Francis will meet with Palestinian president, Mahmud Abbas on Saturday, January 14, at the Vatican to inaugurate the new Palestinian embassy to the Holy See.

Former Director of the Vatican's school for diplomats, Justo Mullor dies

December 30, 2016. The smiling archbishop Justo Mullor died this morning in Rome, at the Pío XI Clinic. He was 84 years old.
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Pope approves new decrees for the Causes of Saints

December 22, 2016. On Wednesday, December 21, Pope Francis authorized the following decrees for the Causes of Saints:

Europe is no longer Christian: Observatory on Christian intolerance


One of the trademarks of Europe is that for centuries the Old Continent has been Christian. Things have changed though and that notion is becoming something of the past. 

Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination Against Christians in Europe
"Christians in Europe, still of faith that they are the majority which is not true if we are talking about practicing Christians. If you don't have your faith really in your life then you don't mind if you are forced to cooperate in an unethical thing in your profession.”

The Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination Against Christians in Europe, monitors direct or indirect aggression against Christians. In 2013, it found 241 cases of intolerance. From those 133 of them were violent attacks on worshiping sties. The rest dealt with work discrimination and new legislation. 

Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination Against Christians in Europe
"There is discrimination in legal spheres when we are using our freedom of conscience.  For instance when we are talking about medical staff, medical doctors, pharmacists, midwives who are forced to cooperate in an abortion or in vitro fertilization or in euthanasia.”

Experts confirm that religious discrimination against Christians has worsened in the last few years. If Christians want to defend their faith and  convictions, Kugler says they must first change their mentality and recognize that they are a religious minority, that will become even smaller if something doesn't change. 

MG / Observatory on Intolerance Against Christians in Europe