Posts Tagged ‘Switzerland’

Call for laity to be involved in appointment of bishops Comments 0

Monday, November 16th, 2020
bishops appointments

Swiss bishop of Basel, Felix Gmür, is calling for the laity to be involved in the appointment of bishops. Gmür says the Church’s history shows that over time there have been different election procedures for bishops. “It was only with the publication of the ecclesiastical code of law (CIC) in 1917 that the right to Read more

Swiss cathedral’s first Catholic Mass since 1535 Comments 0

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

A Swiss cathedral’s first Catholic mass in nearly five hundred years will be celebrated at a cathedral in Geneva at the end of this month. The mass will be celebrated at Saint-Pierre de Genève Cathedral on 29 February. The last Mass celebrated at the cathedral took place in 1535. After the Reformation, it was taken Read more

Liberal prostitution laws make Switzerland trafficking hub Comments 0

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018
trafficking

It is 8am and the rain is coming down in sheets. The streets are empty except for a dozen women and their pimps – women from some of the world’s poorest regions including Moldova, Romania, West Africa and Southeast Asia. Some are still in their teens. Not far away are numerous massage parlors and saunas offering women Read more

Capitalism in crisis Comments 0

Friday, October 31st, 2014

A new buzzword is circulating in the world’s convention centres and auditoriums. It can be heard at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and at the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund. Bankers sprinkle it into the presentations; politicians use it leave an impression on discussion panels. The buzzword is “inclusion” and it Read more

Belgium becomes ‘world leader’ in euthanasia Comments 0

Friday, April 12th, 2013

A New Zealand doctor now based in Britain has blown the whistle on Belgium’s euthanasia explosion — an increase of 4620 per cent in 10 years. Dr Peter Saunders, now chief executive officer of the Christian Medical Fellowship, said the number of euthanasia cases increased from 24 to 1133 in the 10 years to 2011. Read more