Franziskus: Schutz Ungeborener von “überragender Priorität”

January 21st, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

Franziskus zeigte sich überrascht, als er erfuhr, dass seit der gesetzlichen Freigabe der Abtreibung in den USA im Jahr 1973 mehr als 60 Millionen ungeborene Kinder getötet wurden Vatikan (kath.net) Papst Franziskus hat vergangenen Woche bei einem Treffen mit US-Bischöfen in Rom betont, dass der der Schutz der ungeborenen Kinder von “überragender Priorität” für die Kirche sei und stimmte damit mit er Prioritätensetzung der US-Bischöfe überein. Dies berichtet CNS. Er zeigte sich überascht, als er …Read More

The Top 50 Countries Where It’s Hardest to Be a Christian

January 20th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

Martyrdoms drop in Nigeria but soar in Burkina Faso, while China brings 16 million more Christians onto Open Doors’s 2020 World Watch List of Christian persecution. JAYSON CASPERJANUARY 15, 2020 Every day, 8 Christians worldwide are killed because of their faith. Every week, 182 churches or Christian buildings are attacked. And every month, 309 Christians are imprisoned unjustly. So reports the 2020 World Watch List (WWL), the latest annual accounting from Open Doors of the …Read More

WORLD WATCH LIST 2020: 260 MILLION CHRISTIANS FACE PERSECUTION IN TOP 50 COUNTRIES

January 16th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

The persecution of Christians is getting more severe than ever, affecting increasing numbers of believers around the world. That’s one of the findings of the newly published World Watch List, which reveals the 50 countries where Christians face the most persecution. View the full top 50 and read country profiles A staggering 260 million Christians in the top 50 countries on the World Watch List face high or extreme levels of persecution for their faith. …Read More

2020 begins with record-breaking attendances at pro-life marches

January 16th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

Posted on January 13, 2020 In News Thousands of pro-life campaigners marched in Denver and Chicago on Saturday calling for an end to abortion. The marches are part of a nationwide effort to draw attention to the more than 600,000 abortion procedures carried out in the US each year and call for laws that support women and protect unborn babies. These two marches took place just two weeks before the national March for Life in …Read More

Could Roe v. Wade be overturned? Hundreds of members of Congress sign amicus brief ahead of key SCOTUS case

January 9th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

By Gregg Re | Fox News Abortion to take center stage at Supreme Court as 2020 election approaches Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano previews the Louisiana abortion law case being heard by the high court. Several hundred members of Congress filed “amicus,” or supporting, briefs in a closely watched upcoming Supreme Court case that could decide the future of abortion access. The brief from 207 mostly GOPers included signatures from Sens. Mitt Romney, John …Read More

China imposes harsh new rules governing religious groups in 2020

January 9th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

By Leah MarieAnn Klett, Christian Post Reporter A cross is seen behind a poster with the logo of Communist Party of China near a Catholic church on the outskirts of Taiyuan, North China’s Shanxi province, December 24, 2016. | REUTERS/Jason Lee China announced it will soon implement harsh new measures requiring all religious personnel to support and implement total submission to the Chinese Communist Party, sparking concern among Chinese Christians. Asia News reports that the …Read More

42.4M babies killed by abortion in 2019; here’s what’s ahead for US abortion laws in 2020

January 9th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

By Brandon Showalter, CP Reporter In 2019, around 42.4 million pregnancies ended in abortion worldwide. According to Worldometers, which tabulates global statistics on abortion procedures based on the most current available figures from the World Health Organization, 40 to 50 million abortions are performed annually worldwide. The website notes that in the United States, approximately half of pregnancies are “unintended” with four in 10 ending in an abortion, amounting to over 3,000 abortions being performed …Read More

Europe: Anti-Christian Attacks Reach All-Time High in 2019

January 9th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

by Soeren Kern January 1, 2020 at 5:00 am The issue of anti-Christian vandalism was rarely reported by the European media until February 2019, when vandals attacked nine churches within the space of two weeks. The issue made headlines again in April 2019, when a suspicious fire gutted the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Since then, however, the European media are once again shrouding facts in silence. “Seeking to destroy or damage Christian buildings …Read More

Northern Ireland bishops say ‘unjust’ abortion law requires ‘conscientious objection’

December 18th, 2019 by Vox Cervi 1

Pro-life supporters stand with signs outside the High Court in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Jan. 30, 2019. (Credit: Brian Lawless/Reuters via CNS.) LEICESTER, United Kingdom – No one is obliged to cooperate with Northern Ireland’s new abortion legislation, according to the Catholic bishops of the province. In July, the pro-life protections in Northern Ireland were removed in a series of amendments to the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Act, that had the primary function of dealing with …Read More

Europe needs a “climate change on religious freedom,” says EU Special Envoy

December 18th, 2019 by Vox Cervi 1

Jan Figel during a speech – credit: Jan Figel According to the latest report of the Observatory on Intolerance and discrimination Against Christians in Europe, there have been in the last year about 500 cases of anti-Christian discrimination on European soil. Christianity is the most persecuted religion in the world. In Europe, the persecution might be subtle or take place in the form of attacks on  sites of worship. The situation in the world is …Read More