Last Updated: Dec 10, 2018

US Supreme Court won't hear case of states defunding Planned Parenthood

Washington D.C., Dec 10, 2018 / 04:07 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The US Supreme Court will not hear an appeal from states which were seeking to terminate Medicaid contracts with Planned Parenthood, meaning that these contracts will remain.

Pope Francis: Everyone must help promote human rights

Vatican City, Dec 10, 2018 / 02:01 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Everyone should, according to his or her specific gifts, fight to protect the fundamental rights of individuals, Pope Francis said Monday in a message to an international gathering on the topic.

Indian bishop resigns amid complaints of misuse of funds, attempted marriage

Kadapa, India, Dec 10, 2018 / 01:01 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis accepted Monday the resignation of Bishop Prasad Gallela from the pastoral government of the Diocese of Cuddapah, in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Gallala was in August the object of a criminal complaint for allegedly using diocesan funds to maintain an alleged “wife” and adult son.

Catholic elected as leader of Germany’s largest party

Munich, Germany, Dec 10, 2018 / 10:30 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer was named the new leader of Germany’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) at a special party conference December 7.