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British PM: End law against Catholic monarchs

April 19, 2011

Prime Minister David Cameron has told BBC that he is working to end the 1701 act that prohibits Catholics from becoming the monarch of the United Kingdom.

“The Queen is not only the Queen of the United Kingdom but also many other jurisdictions as well,” he said. “So discussions have to take place between the UK Government and other governments around the world and also with the palace in order to bring this about.”

“But it will take time because it's not just our decision, it's the decision of others as well.”


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  • Posted by: Pro Deo et Hibernia - Apr. 19, 2011 7:13 PM ET USA

    It's about time! Anti-Catholicism is the last acceptable prejudice, particularly in England.

  • Posted by: Wild Bill - Apr. 19, 2011 8:53 AM ET USA

    Problematic in that the monarch is the de jure head of the Church of England.