Brits Set to Lift 300-Year-Old Ban on Catholic Succession to the Throne
From The Daily Mail:
The 300-year-old rule excluding Catholics from the throne is set to be abolished under plans drawn up by Downing Street.
Legislation including the 1701 Act of Settlement bars all Catholics and anyone married to a Catholic from reigning and forces any monarch coming to the throne to reject Catholicism.
'To bring about changes to the law on succession would be a complex undertaking involving amendment or repeal of a number of items of related legislation, as well as requiring the consent of legislatures of member nations of the Commonwealth,' the spokesman said.
Previous Pro Ecclesia posts on this subject:
Joanna Bogle on "For God and Queen: The Quandary of the English Catholic"
British Prelates to Press for Repeal of Act of Settlement
Scottish Cardinal Denounces Great Britain's Official Anti-Catholicism
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