Thursday, January 18, 2007

Catholic Monarch Ban in UK

The BBC News reports today on calls to end the UK's ban on Catholic monarchs - a ban which dates from the Act of Settlement of 1701:

In the past, the head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, said under the act's terms, Prince William "can marry by law a Hindu, a Buddhist, anyone, but not a Roman Catholic" and still be king.

Read the article here

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