- Oct 19, 2020
Pro-life activists have launched a campaign urging citizens to vote no in a forthcoming referendum to remove the Eighth Amendment to the Irish Constitution. That amendment provides legal protection for unborn children “with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother.”
Bishop Francesco Cavina of Carpi, in northern Italy, helped arrange a meeting with Pope Francis and Alfie’s father, Thomas Evans, on Wednesday morning.
Pope Francis on Wednesday met privately with the father of Alfie Evans, a 23-month-old English child threatened with the removal of his life support.
Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh and primate of all of Ireland told Crux, “I think it would be a mistake to hold a World Meeting of Families in the year 2018 and not have an opportunity for families to discuss issues of abuse.”
The parents of Alfie Evans are making an appeal to Britain’s Supreme Court in order to try and keep their son on life support.
Christian leaders on the Channel Island of Guernsey have united to author an open letter opposing assisted suicide legislation which will be debated in the coming months.