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New Zealand votes to allow euthanasia for the terminally ill

New Zealand is to legalise euthanasia. The country voted in a referendum while going to the polls in a General Election earlier this month.

Forced like Jesus Christ to flee: being present for those who are internally displaced

Fr. Jalal Yako reflects on his “powerful, painful but richly human” experience of service among internally displaced persons in the camp of Erbil, Iraq.

JCTR concerned about Zambia's debt crisis

The Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR), based in Zambia, says the country is facing an unprecedented debt crisis now worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Top European economies in lockdown as virus spreads

Two of Europe's biggest economies are reinstating some form of national lockdown. France and Germany's measures are due to be followed in other nations as authorities warn of a surge in coronavirus cases and deaths.

Ireland: Church leaders and Prime Minister discuss Covid impact

Irish Church leaders meet with Prime Minister Michael Martin to discuss the effect current Covid-19 restrictions are having on the health and well-being of the faith community in the country.

Pope expresses condolences for the death of Cardinal Fernandez

Pope Francis sends a letter of condolences for the death of Cardinal Anthony Soter Fernandez of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia

Pope Francis to resume live broadcast of General Audience

Pope Francis will be resuming his live broadcasts of his Wednesday General Audience as a precautionary measure, as Covid-19 cases continue to rise.

Bishops of Belgium: Only together can we defeat Covid-19

The Bishops of Belgium issue a letter ahead of the feast of All Saints and the commemoration of All Souls, highlighting the challenges presented by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Nice: the pain of the Basilica's vice-rector

Father Jean-Louis Giordan, former rector of Notre-Dame Basilica in Nice, reacts to the terror attack that saw three people killed on Thursday morning.

Pope Francis close to the mourning community in Nice

Pope Francis sends a message through the Vatican Secretary of state assuring the Church in France of his closeness in the wake of the attack on the Catholic Basilica of Nice.