Posts Tagged ‘Slovakia’

Christianity is a relic – it’s time to get creative says Pope

Thursday, September 16th, 2021
Christianity is a relic

Christianity is a relic that no longer neither speaks to many people nor affects the way they live their lives, Pope Francis said on Tuesday. He made the comments to Catholic Church clergy and lay leaders in St Martin’s Cathedral, Bratislava during his pastoral visit to Slovakia. “The centre of the Church is not the Read more

Slovakian 16 year-old to be beatified

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

A Slovakian girl who died when she was 16 will be beatified as a martyr in Slovakia, seven decades after she was shot in front of her family for resisting rape by a drunken Soviet soldier. “The story of 16-year-old Anna Kolesarova offers a strong message, of course, for the younger generation,” Archbishop Bernard Bober Read more

UK Catholic parents oppose their sons’ adoption by gays

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

A Catholic couple in the United Kingdom have failed in a legal attempt to block the adoption of two of their sons by a gay couple. The parents, of Slovak Roma origin, had asked that the children be adopted by a Catholic family. The parents’ four children were taken into care in Kent last year. Read more

Slovakian archbishop removed in unclear circumstances

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

A public prosecutor in Slovakia has begun investigating alleged financial irregularities in the Trnava archdiocese of deposed Archbishop Robert Bezak, but the archbishop’s supporters claim any irregularities occurred before he was appointed three years ago. Pope Benedict removed the Slovakian archbishop from office on July 2. A communiqué from the papal nunciature in Slovakia nine Read more