- Apr 7, 2020
Bishops in Northern Ireland say they are “saddened and dismayed” by the implementation of “one of the most liberal abortion regimes anywhere in the world.”
The British government has pressed ahead with the legalization of abortion in Northern Ireland.
On March 25, the Catholic Church in Ireland will be consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary “for strength and protection from the coronavirus, COVID-19.”
Northern Ireland’s bishops have “welcomed” proposals that would not allow religious ministers to perform same-sex marriages against the teachings of their Church bodies, as well as protect the free speech rights of those opposed to same-sex unions.
Irish Republican Army dissidents planted a bomb on a truck that was intended to explode on the day Britain left the European Union last week, police in Northern Ireland said Thursday.
As Brexit takes effect Friday, residents on both sides of the Irish border are concerned about protecting the relative peace and prosperity after the 1998 Good Friday Agreement.