Voters will be asked to decide whether blasphemy laws should be removed from the Irish constitution. Blasphemy is still considered a serious crime that carries heavy penalties – although no one has actually been convicted for the offense.
Northern Ireland is arguably both the most perilous, and the least soluble Brexit riddle taxing the UK prime minister. Even his more modest goal of convincing the power-sharing government to reconvene looks unlikely.
In a bid to thwart a no-deal Brexit, the opposition Labour Party plans to call a no-confidence vote against Boris Johnson's government. With Corbyn as an interim leader, Labour said it would hold a new Brexit referendum.
Pope Francis has convened a sexual abuse summit in Rome. The string of scandals around the globe involving priests abusing children has shaken the Catholic Church to its core.
Exit polls have indicated a large majority in favor of easing restrictions on divorce, more than 20 years after it was first permitted. There was also a majority for a united Ireland.
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