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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 27/01/16

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The Belgian flag flies outside the Belgian federal parliament in Brussels. Some politicians have been demanding that the Church should be stripped of public funding unless it allowed euthanasia on its premises (Photo: AP)

Family of elderly cancer sufferer are suing the care home for not allowing a doctor to administer a lethal injection on its premises

Activists protest against the proposed statutory amendment legalising the euthanasia of young children in 2014 in Brussels (CNS)

Medical professionals in the country released a statement demanding a revision of legislation

Cardinal Godfried Danneels (CNS photo/Francois Lenoir, Reuters)

Belgium’s crisis of faith

Its Church is dogged by empty pews, scandals and a hierarchy beguiled by the latest social trends. Soon it could become little more than a heritage agency for ancient churches

Cuban students stand in Revolution Square, where the Pope will celebrate Mass on Sunday (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 18/09/15

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MPs will debate a Bill legalising assisted suicide in Britain on September 11 (PA)

The champions of the Assisted Dying Bill are desperately hoping that Britons will remain ignorant of the euthanasia horror stories emerging from Europe

A supporter of physician assisted suicide outside the Supreme Court in Washington in 2005 (PA)

Prof William Toffler, a leading Oregon doctor, has said that ‘the sick and ageing deserve better’

Aleppo [PA]

The operation took place over two months and amid great secrecy

Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard, after being attacked with an egg by protestors in 2013 (CNS)

Archbishop Léonard submitted his letter of resignation on May 6 upon reaching the age of 75

Laurent Stefanini, right, at the Élysée Palace in Paris yesterday (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 03/06/15

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