“How much we will miss Prince Philip’s presence and character, so full of life and vigor,” said Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster. “He has been an example of steadfast loyalty and duty cheerfully given. May he rest in peace.”
The Northern Ireland Assembly has voted 46-40 to reject as "extreme" the new abortion law passed by the British parliament, which would be binding upon the province.
Bishop Declan Lang of Clifton, England, is urging the British government to protest the Chinese government's violations of the 1997 Sino-British Joint Declaration meant to protect democratic freedoms in Hong Kong.
The Oxford-based Anscombe Bioethics Centre said an "ageist bias" in the attitudes of policymakers toward the needs of care home residents and staff had led them to prioritize the care of younger and healthier patients over the elderly.
The Brothers of Charity were informed of the Vatican decision in a letter co-signed by Cardinal Luis Ladaria Ferrer, doctrinal congregation prefect, and Archbishop Giacomo Morandi, doctrinal congregation secretary.
Cardinal Willem Eijk of Utrecht, president of the Bishops' Conference of the Netherlands, said, however, the court's ruling would not only make it easier for doctors to take the lives of dementia patients but would also put them under pressure to do so.
The Right to Life organization called upon the politicians of Northern Ireland, the majority of whom are pro-life, to repeal the "extreme change to the law" at the earliest opportunity.