Despite opposition, abortion is now legal in Northern Ireland

The British government has pressed ahead with the legalization of abortion in Northern Ireland.

A right of access to abortion was included in the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Act 2019, which passed into law last October, and a legal framework for abortion provision was announced March 25.

Catholic leaders pay tribute to Archbishop Smith

Catholic leaders paid tribute to Archbishop Peter Smith, vice president of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, who died March 6 after a short illness.

London cardinal condemns hate speech after anti-Semitic graffiti appears

An English cardinal has condemned "all expressions of hatred" after anti-Semitic graffiti was daubed across shops, cafes and a synagogue in London.

Northern Ireland bishops ask for waiting period in new abortion law

The Catholic bishops of Northern Ireland have asked the U.K. government to include a mandatory waiting period for women who request abortions under a new law.