The Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade in a 6-3 decision, bringing an end to nearly a half-century of nationwide legalized abortion in the U.S.
Pope Francis read a "Missionary Sending of Families" after Mass in St. Peter's Square.
Cardinal Kevin Farrell made the announcement at the end of Mass for the 10th World Meeting of Families, which will end on June 26.
The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 issued an opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturning Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, returning the question of abortion policy to the states and to the people’s elected representatives.
The bishops of Ecuador have called for dialogue in order to reach an agreement between the government and the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (Conaie), which is leading nationwide protests that have left six dead.
While emotions ran high, demonstrations on Friday afternoon appeared orderly.
If passed in the House, the bill will go to the desk of the governor of Puerto Rico for his signature.
The Vatican last week released a document with recommendations for a year-long “marriage catechumenate” to prepare Catholic couples for the sacrament of matrimony.
The statement was the first official reaction to the court’s decision issued by an entity linked to the Roman Curia.
The Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, saying that previous abortion rulings were “egregiously wrong from the start” and on a “collision course with the Constitution.” Roe and other pro-abortion rights precedents were “an error that cannot be allowed to stand,” and the abortion debate must now return to the states.
Live updates after the Supreme Court's abortion decision overturning Roe v. Wade.
Police with riot gear arrived outside the Supreme Court at around 11:30 a.m. on Friday, just hours after the court released the decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which returns the regulation of abortion to the states.
Here's what you need to know about the case:
The Dobbs decision means the legality of abortion will now be determined at the state level.
The Dobbs decision sends the abortion issue back to the states. Here's what you need to know.
The decision marks a historic milestone in the decades-long effort to protect the unborn.
The fund drive comes during a wave of vandalism attacks on pro-life clinics across the U.S.
Relatives of Holocaust survivors and victims can now look through the files of more than 2,700 Jews who sought help through Vatican channels to escape Nazi persecution before and during the Second World War. The archives have gone public on the internet at the request of Pope Francis.