UK: reforms that would permit Catholic monarch not a priority
Catholic World News - February 02, 2011
Secretary of State William Hague told reporters on February 1 that the revision of the Act of Settlement, which was passed in 1701 and bars Catholics from the monarchy of the United Kingdom, is not a priority. Prime Minister David Cameron had been discussing changes to the act, which favors male heirs over female heirs.
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Posted by: Mike in Toronto -
Feb. 03, 2011 11:30 PM ET USA
How about an Ordinariate for the Royal Family?
Posted by: Gil125 -
Feb. 02, 2011 6:47 PM ET USA
I may be a little dense (I am, but that's a separate matter) but I have never understood how the monarch, one of whose functions is to head the Church of England, could possibly be a Catholic. (They would say Roman Catholic.) The other side as well: how could a Catholic head the Church of England?
Posted by: DrJazz -
Feb. 02, 2011 6:45 AM ET USA
We're very comfortable in our discrimination against Catholics, thank you.