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1.  De Morgen - Belgium | 07/01/2015

Sex offenders always have right to therapy

In Belgium a sex offender sentenced to life in prison will not be euthanised after all. He had requested the right to die and was ... » more

2.  De Standaard - Belgium | 26/09/2012

German bishops merciless

The German Bishops' Conference decided on Thursday that Catholics may no longer continue to receive the Holy Sacrament if they have left the Church. Germans ... » more

3.  De Standaard - Belgium | 14/09/2010

Only courage can save Belgium's church

Following the report on sexual abuse at Belgium's Catholic Church the bishops have announced that the establishment of an independent help centre for victims. But ... » more

4.  De Standaard - Belgium | 10/09/2009

Religious freedom as protection of the private sphere

A heated discussion is currently raging in Flanders over the ban on headscarves in schools. The religious scholar Rik Torfs writes in the daily De ... » more

5.  De Standaard - Belgium | 24/06/2009

Head scarf ban no triumph

Two Belgian schools have forbidden the wearing of headscarves. Writing in the daily De Standaard Rik Torfs, an expert in canon law, writes that this ... » more

6.  De Standaard - Belgium | 05/02/2009

The Pope is no Nazi

The Williamson affair has damaged the Pope's reputation, writes Rik Torfs, a Belgian professor of Catholic canon law in his column for the daily De ... » more

7.  Le Soir - Belgium | 03/04/2008

Belgium isn't interested in Holland anymore

Rik Torfs, professor at the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL), argues that the Belgian media, especially the Flemish, pay less and less attention to the ... » more

8.  Le Soir - Belgium | 06/03/2008

For Rik Torfs, Belgian mixity is an assett

Rik Torfs, professor at the Université catholique de Louvain, considers that the absence of a strong Belgian identity is not a weakness. "The Belgians are ... » more


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