Papal visit brings new call to end ban on Catholics in British monarchy
August 31, 2010
A Scottish politician is rallying support for an effort to repeal the Act of Settlement, which bars Catholics from the British throne. The law, enacted in 1701, stipulates that no monarch “shall profess the Popish religion or shall marry a Papist.”
Posted by: stpetric -
Sep. 01, 2010 9:56 AM ET USA
Bloody well about time!
Posted by: Pro Deo et Hibernia -
Aug. 31, 2010 9:28 PM ET USA
Funny....so much media attention to defending freedom of religion for atheists who won't recite "under God" in the pledge and yet so little for a blatantly, specifically anti-Catholic law...
Posted by: Gil125 -
Aug. 31, 2010 5:05 PM ET USA
Does he explain how the head of the Church of England can be a Catholic?