Posts tagged as catholic

‘This is war’, say anti-abortion protesters in Poland

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Poles staged further protests in cities across the country on Monday (2 November) ahead of the expected entry into force of a ruling by the Constitutional Tribunal that bans most abortions and that has prompted nearly two weeks of demonstrations and rallies. The 22 October ruling bans terminations due to foetal defects, ending one of the few legal grounds left for abortion in staunchly Catholic Poland and setting the country…

Question marks over major Catholic feast this year

Friday, July 10, 2020

Tens of thousands of pilgrims are to walk to Aglona, eastern Latvia, for the annual Virgin Mary Ascension celebration held on August 15, but not surprisingly it’s unclear how the celebration will be held during the spread of the novel coronavirus, reported LTV. Bishop Jānis Bulis told LTV that the believers going to this important annual feast will without a doubt follow social distancing rules. Services will be held outside the Basilica of the…

Pope to pay tribute to Baltic freedom amid abuse crisis

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Pope Francis will start a Baltic tour in Lithuania on Saturday during which he will pay homage to the history of a region that still bears the scars of its Nazi and Soviet occupations, the AFP news agency writes in a special article. His four-day stay will come in radically different circumstances to the last papal visit a quarter of a century ago, with the Church currently reeling from a…