- May 30, 2020
Ireland’s bishops are urging a focus on social justice issues as the Republic of Ireland prepares for a Feb. 8 general election.
Catholic hospitals in Ireland could be asked to remove crucifixes and other religious symbols from rooms with non-Catholic patients, according to a new report issued on Thursday.
A “small but significant” number of general practitioners in the Republic of Ireland are appealing to the county’s health minister to exempt them from being forced to refer patients to other doctors for abortions.
In terms of winners, both Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin and Irish Primer Minister Leo Varadkar probably saw their stock rise due to the pope’s 32-hour swing in Ireland.
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has backed his culture minister after she clashed with the Dublin archbishop over the question of the ordination of women.