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Gallup polls says 52 per cent of Americans oppose abortions | SW NEWS | 274 There is good news in the US where a Gallup poll has found that 52 per cent of Americans oppose all or most abortions. …More
Gallup polls says 52 per cent of Americans oppose abortions | SW NEWS | 274

There is good news in the US where a Gallup poll has found that 52 per cent of Americans oppose all or most abortions. Within this group, 19 per cent want all abortions to be illegal, while 33 per cent want most abortions to be prohibited. Irish High Court to hear case of ‘mistaken abortion’ conducted by private clinic A couple in Ireland has filed a lawsuit in the High Court against a private clinic, alleging that their unborn child was aborted after they were mistakenly informed that the fetus had an abnormality. According to an Irish Times report, the case is to be heard from June 22nd in the capital city of Dublin. Catholic bishops of European Union express concern over new hate crime legislation The organization of Catholic bishops of the EU, headed by Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich of Luxembourg, has expressed concerns that the EU proposals to combat hate crime could violate religious freedom. While condemning hateful speech and supporting measures to combat the issue, the bishops warned that establishing norms to fight so-called “hate crime” in all member states could potentially criminalize the expression of ideas as well as actions of the Church. Association of Catholic religious vows to step up ways to combat human trafficking in West Africa A global Catholic network of men and women religious is stepping up measures to combat human trafficking in West Africa, which has been aggravated by the coronavirus pandemic. Members of the association Talitha Kum from Ghana, Burkina Faso, and Nigeria, have established a seven-point strategy to strengthen networks and build new partnerships to fight human trafficking. Polish bishops to re-consecrate nation to Sacred Heart Underscoring the Catholic ethos of Poland, the nation will be solemnly rededicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus today on Friday, June 11th. The dedication prayer will be read out by Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki during Holy Mass in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Krakow in the presence of his confreres who are gathered for a two-day plenary meeting of the episcopal body. Pope Francis urges the Church to listen to families During an online conference on the apostolic exhortation ‘Amoris Laetitia’, on Wednesday, June 9th, Pope Francis stressed the significance of the clergy and married couples in working together in the evangelizing mission. The Holy Father rejected the idea that evangelization is reserved for the pastoral elite and said that the family today is more than ever a sign of the times amid the difficulties caused by the pandemic. Crisis worsens in violence-hit Kayah state of Myanmar A recent statement from the UN has said that 100,000 people have been displaced in Kayah state in Myanmar because of the ongoing fighting between government troops and ethnic militia. The brutal violence is threatening the lives of tens of thousands of people, including children, in Kayah state, said UN human rights expert Thomas Andrew, appealing for urgent international intervention. International Religious Freedom (IRF) Summit to be held in Washington DC The US capital of Washington DC will host a global summit on religious freedom in July next month. The International Religious Freedom Summit will invite the world to consider that seven billion people, comprising 83 per cent of the global population, live in nations where there is religious oppression