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Pope Francis’ friend Rabbi Skorka helps Polish Catholics mark Day of Judaism

Rabbi Abraham Skorka, pictured in 2015. / Bob Watts via Wikimedia (CC BY 2.0).

Lublin, Poland, Jan 18, 2022 / 13:00 pm (CNA).

The Day of Judaism was established by the Polish bishops in 1997.

Ahead of trial, Finnish MP facing jail after tweeting Bible verse says case a test of religious freedom

Päivi Räsänen, Finland’s interior minister from 2011 to 2015. / Screenshot from ADF International’s YouTube channel.

Helsinki, Finland, Jan 18, 2022 / 03:15 am (CNA).

The criminal trial begins on Jan. 24.

Jesuit journal criticized for article supporting assisted suicide bill in Italy

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Rome, Italy, Jan 17, 2022 / 15:00 pm (CNA).

The article was published in La Civiltà Cattolica last week.

English prosecutors consider guidelines advising against charges for those who assist in 'mercy killings'

Lady Justice atop the Old Bailey in London. / antb/Shutterstock.

London, England, Jan 14, 2022 / 14:07 pm (CNA).

The Crown Prosecution Service, which brings criminal charges in England and Wales, is considering a proposal to examine “mercy killings” that would advise against charging those who assist in the deaths of gravely ill people who wish for assisted suicide or euthanasia if there is evidence that the person wanted to die.

Vatican astronomer: ‘Trust the science’ does not convince those who most need to be convinced

Brother Guy Consolmagno, S.J., pictured on March 3, 2012. / Peter Zelasko/CNA.

Rome, Italy, Jan 14, 2022 / 11:30 am (CNA).

Brother Guy Consolmagno said the phrase left him ‘puzzled.’

Report: 1 in 5 Irish priests and brothers have died in the past three years

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Cork, Ireland, Jan 14, 2022 / 05:15 am (CNA).

The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference was unable to confirm the figure.

Rector agrees to delay departure from Rome’s North American College

Father Peter Harman, rector of the North American College seminary in Rome, in a 2017 photo. / Lucia Ballester/CNA

Rome, Italy, Jan 12, 2022 / 13:00 pm (CNA).

Father Peter Harman will now stay until the end of June.

‘We all weep for these victims’: Nigerian cardinal responds after gunmen kill 200 people

Nigerian Cardinal John Onaiyekan speaks at the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 9, 2021. / Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Rome Newsroom, Jan 12, 2022 / 12:00 pm (CNA).

Cardinal Onaiyekan said: ‘They attack farmers’ fields, kill farmers and no one says anything.’

Austria’s Catholic Church reports decline in membership, rise in income

The coat of arms of Austria and Vienna on the Albertine choir roof of St. Stephen’s Cathedral. / Bwag via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 4.0).

Vienna, Austria, Jan 12, 2022 / 09:10 am (CNA).

A total of 72,055 people formally left the Church in Austria in 2021.

Catholic nun who secretly baptized babies under communism dies at 92

Pope Francis listens as Sister Marije Kaleta speaks in Tirana’s St. Paul Cathedral, Albania, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. / Screenshot from Vatican News YouTube channel.

Rome Newsroom, Jan 12, 2022 / 07:10 am (CNA).

Sister Marije Kaleta risked her life to take Communion to the sick and dying.