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Ben Ryan in El Pais

Ben Ryan in El Pais

Ben Ryan features in an ‘El Pais’ article discussing the Irish abortion referendum.

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Ben Ryan is quoted in a Spanish publication, discussing the Irish referendum.

“But, aside from the scandals, Ireland has experienced a change in terms of religiosity… the ordination numbers of priests have fallen sharply and the priests are much older. In a Church that depends so much on its clergy, it fuels a perfect storm of loss of influence. In abortion, two irreconcilable positions are faced. And the Church has not succeeded in getting the debate to take place on its terms”

Read the full article here (the original article is in Spanish).

 Image from Wikimedia available in the public domain.

Ben Ryan

Ben Ryan

Ben Ryan is Home Affairs Adviser at Church of England. He was Head of Research at Theos until late 2019. He is the editor of Fortress Britain? Ethical Approaches to Immigration Policy for a Post–Brexit Britain (JKP 2018) and the author of Theos reports on chaplaincy, the EU, the Catholic charity sector, mental health and ecumenism.

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Posted 25 May 2018


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