British judge allows toddler’s life support switched off, despite parents’ wishes

Liverpool, England, Feb 20, 2018 / 06:49 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A British court ruled Tuesday that physicians can stop providing life support, against his parents’ wishes, to Alfie Evans, a 21-month old boy who has an unknown neurological degenerative co… […]

Recent polls encourage Ireland’s pro-life advocates

Dublin, Ireland, Feb 20, 2018 / 04:16 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- As the Republic of Ireland prepares to vote in a referendum that could liberalize the country’s abortion laws, a recent poll has shown dwindling support for a change in the constitution. […]

South Africa’s new president praised for commitment to fight corruption

Johannesburg, South Africa, Feb 20, 2018 / 03:50 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The first State of the Nation address by South Africa’s new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has been welcomed by one of the country’s Jesuit priests for its call to create communities of… […]

Iceland’s possible circumcision ban raises religious liberty questions

Reykjavik, Iceland, Feb 19, 2018 / 05:23 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- An Icelandic bill that would bar circumcision for non-medical reasons has given rise to opposition from various religious groups, including Christians as well as Jews and Muslims. […]

Abortion bill on Isle of Man raises multiple concerns, critics say

Douglas, Isle of Man, Feb 19, 2018 / 04:09 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Amid efforts to legalize abortion on the Isle of Man, critics of a new abortion bill have spoken out in defense of human life, saying the proposal would introduce a number of dangers. […]

Bishops in Nigeria release books on marriage, family life

Ibadan, Nigeria, Feb 19, 2018 / 02:29 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The bishops of Nigeria’s Ibadan ecclesial province recently launched two books addressing marriage and family life within the country, drawing particular attention to the respect for human li… […]

Pope accepts resignation of disputed Nigerian bishop

Ahiara, Nigeria, Feb 19, 2018 / 01:13 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis accepted the resignation Monday of a Nigerian bishop who had been rejected by many of the priests of his diocese since his appointment more than five years ago. […]

Women religious in Nigeria hold National Day of Prayer and Fasting

Abuja, Nigeria, Feb 17, 2018 / 08:01 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Women religious in Nigeria held a National Day of Prayer and Fasting for the respect of human life on Ash Wednesday, in light of the ongoing violence within the country. […]

Don’t muzzle peaceful pro-life outreach, UK bishop says

London, England, Feb 17, 2018 / 05:17 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Proposals to bar pro-life demonstrations and outreach with a legal ‘buffer zone’ outside abortion clinics drew objections from a leading U.K. bishop who stressed the legitimacy of their cause. […]

From North Korea to Catholicism: Mi Jin’s answered prayer

Seoul, South Korea, Feb 16, 2018 / 11:48 am (EWTN News/CNA).- During her childhood in North Korea, Mi Jin Kang never believed in the existence of God, until one person began to spark her curiosity. […]