Last Updated: Feb 20, 2018

British judge allows toddler's life support switched off, despite parents' wishes

Liverpool, England, Feb 20, 2018 / 06:49 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A British court ruled Tuesday that physicians can stop providing life support, against his parents' wishes, to Alfie Evans, a 21-month old boy who has an unknown neurological degenerative condition.

Recent polls encourage Ireland's pro-life advocates

Dublin, Ireland, Feb 20, 2018 / 04:16 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- As the Republic of Ireland prepares to vote in a referendum that could liberalize the country’s abortion laws, a recent poll has shown dwindling support for a change in the constitution.

South Africa's new president praised for commitment to fight corruption

Johannesburg, South Africa, Feb 20, 2018 / 03:50 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The first State of the Nation address by South Africa's new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has been welcomed by one of the country's Jesuit priests for its call to create communities of trust and to dialogue about problems facing South Africa.

As immigration bill fails, US bishops call for DACA protections

Washington D.C., Feb 20, 2018 / 01:35 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- After the Senate failed to pass a bipartisan bill that would offer protections for immigrants, U.S. bishops noted their disappointment and urged leaders to focus their efforts on finding a humane solution for DACA recipients.