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Poland overturns ban on non-stun slaughter of animals in favour of religious privilege

Poland overturns ban on non-stun slaughter of animals in favour of religious privilege

Posted: Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:36

The Polish Constitutional Tribunal has overturned a ban on the religious (non-stun) slaughter of animals.

Head of Polish hospital dismissed after refusing abortion on religious grounds

Head of Polish hospital dismissed after refusing abortion on religious grounds

Posted: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 07:40

The head of a Polish public hospital has been dismissed for refusing on religious grounds to carry out an abortion on a woman whose unborn baby suffered from serious malformations.

Trust in religion falls in Poland

Trust in religion falls in Poland

Posted: Thu, 20 Feb 2014 15:42

An opinion poll in Poland shows that trust and attachment to the Catholic Church is falling, despite the new Pope.

Court challenge to crucifix in Polish parliament fails

Court challenge to crucifix in Polish parliament fails

Posted: Tue, 10 Dec 2013 12:14

An MP in Poland has lost a court challenge to the presence of a large crucifix in the country's parliament building.

Catholic Bishops step into Poland’s religious slaughter debate – and create a Church-state confrontation

Catholic Bishops step into Poland’s religious slaughter debate – and create a Church-state confrontation

Posted: Wed, 02 Oct 2013 14:17

The Polish Catholic Bishops Conference has issued a statement in support of the campaign to reverse the country's ban on religious slaughter of animals.

Pope adds to the pressure on Poland to reverse its ban on ritual slaughter

Pope adds to the pressure on Poland to reverse its ban on ritual slaughter

Posted: Tue, 03 Sep 2013 13:25

The Pope has promised Jewish and Muslim leaders in Poland that he will do his best to overturn the ban on religious slaughter that was agreed by the Polish Constitutional Court in January.

Poland votes to keep ban on religious slaughter

Poland votes to keep ban on religious slaughter

Posted: Mon, 15 Jul 2013 13:30

Despite pressure from religious groups and farmers, the Polish parliament has rejected a Government bill that would have lifted the ban on ritual slaughter of animals without pre-stunning.

Economic crisis forcing Poland to reconsider its ban on ritual slaughter

Economic crisis forcing Poland to reconsider its ban on ritual slaughter

Posted: Tue, 21 May 2013 14:17

The Polish parliament, which banned ritual slaughter of animals for the halal and kosher markets in January, is now considering revoking the law because of economic pressures.

Polish court rules that ritual slaughter is unconstitutional and illegal

Polish court rules that ritual slaughter is unconstitutional and illegal

Posted: Wed, 28 Nov 2012 15:14

Poland's highest court, the Constitutional Tribunal, ruled this week that the ritual slaughter of animals by religious groups violates the country's constitution and animal protection laws.

Callous treatment of raped girl in Poland leads to condemnation in Human Rights Court

Callous treatment of raped girl in Poland leads to condemnation in Human Rights Court

Posted: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 15:48

Poland's harsh anti-abortion laws were condemned this week by the European Court of Human Rights after an almost unbelievably callous series of events were inflicted on a teenage victim of rape.

In a “revolutionary” move, Poland to reduce subsidies to the Catholic Church

In a “revolutionary” move, Poland to reduce subsidies to the Catholic Church

Posted: Thu, 05 Apr 2012 10:27

In an unprecedented move that is seen by some as "revolutionary", the Polish government is seeking to realign its relationship with the Catholic Church – and not in a way that the Vatican will like.

Poland adjusting to a more secular age

Poland adjusting to a more secular age

Posted: Thu, 05 Jan 2012 12:47

The Catholic Church in Poland was shaken to its foundations in October last year, when one in ten Poles who voted in the general election cast their vote for the anti-clerical Palikot Movement.