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Europe

Christian businessmen launch a call to seek “the heart of Europe”

Ten European associations of businessmen and Christian leaders addresses European political leaders and future MEPs with an unpublished letter.

Official in Germany warns Jews not to wear skullcap

Rise in anti-Semitism making it dangerous to display religious symbol

No let-up in vandalism against European churches

Fires, desecration, vandalism and thefts plague houses of worship

French Knights of Columbus respond to attacks on churches

“When you are attacked so painfully in what is the most precious in your life, you need silence and dignity,” said one Knight.

The most beautiful monastic libraries in the world

Hidden behind heavy doors, traversed by winding staircases and corridors lined with bookshelves, they are jewels of European culture.

The unique ways European Catholics celebrate New Year’s Eve

From "good luck grapes" to yodeling, New Year's in Europe comes with its own idiosyncratic traditions.

A journey through Europe’s historic Christmas markets

In German-speaking parts of the Holy Roman Empire during the 14th century, the first “Christmas markets” started to develop out of the long-established tradition of winter food markets.

Holy bones: The bejeweled saintly relics of Germany

Photographer Paul Koudounaris has documented the spooky tradition of holy bones decoration in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Data reveals anti-Semitism on the rise in US and Europe

“I doubt there’s a synagogue in the US that doesn’t think seriously about security.”

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