- Jul 7, 2020
British Prime Minster Theresa May’s announcement that the government is scrapping a planned fee for EU citizens remaining in the UK has been welcomed by the Catholic Church.
Charging European Union citizens to secure the right to stay in Britain after Brexit is “not only unprincipled but will also create a barrier for larger families or people facing financial difficulties,” according to the Catholic bishops of England and Wales.
Britain should follow the example of the U.S. State Department and publish an annual report on religious freedom, according to the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.
The British government has said it will not overrule a Bermudian law passed earlier this month which abolishes same-sex marriage, less than a year after the institution was imposed by a court decision.
A Catholic Member of Parliament is under fire in Britain for saying he opposes abortion and same-sex marriage. The British Prime Minister has expressed her disagreement with him, but stated that these matters are up to one’s conscience.
People in both Britain and Ireland are concerned about the role the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) will have in the United Kingdom’s new Conservative government. Prime Minister Theresa May will depend on the hard-line Protestant party to support her government, and no one knows what that will mean for the peace process in Northern Ireland.