- Jun 1, 2020
Ireland’s prime minister says he will tell the Vatican that “families in all their shapes and forms should be celebrated” when Pope Francis visits the country for an international Catholic family gathering taking place in August in Dublin.
Legalizing assisted suicide is a false solution to the sufferings of the terminally ill, an English bishop has said in a Palm Sunday letter addressed to the faithful of the Channel Island of Guernsey.
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin said on Sunday that the upcoming visit by Pope Francis for an international Catholic family gathering “has brought with it an examination of the failings of the Irish Church.”
Catholics in Northern Ireland are disappointed that Pope Francis will not cross the border when he visits Ireland for the 2018 World Meeting of Families.
Young Catholics in Europe live in a culture where religious affiliation, church attendance, and regular prayer are generally at low levels, according to a sociological study of their demographic across most of the continent.
Scottish authorities’ move to allow at-home administration of abortion drugs violates the law and will allow more pressure on women to have abortions, critics said.