The prayer was the culmination of a worldwide day of fasting, prayer, and penance for peace in the world called for by the Pope amid the escalating war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
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The charges against both Father Gough and Vaughan-Spruce were eventually dropped because of insufficient evidence against them.
Vaughan-Spruce was arrested Dec. 6, 2022, in Birmingham, England, outside an abortion facility that was closed at the time.
Police were responding to a complaint from a member of the public who believed that Vaughan-Spruce was praying silently.
40 Days for Life is a prayer and fasting campaign to end abortion that began in the United States in 2004 and has spread throughout the world.
In a press release published on Oct. 11, the council said the decision to enforce a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) was made following a public consultation. A PSPO is intended to stop anti-social behavior.
Felix Böllmann, legal counsel for ADF International, a Christian legal group that supported Vojnović’s legal challenge, said: “We regret the court’s decision, which restricts freedom of expression, assembly, and religion.”
Full text of Pope Francis' address at the World Youth Day Prayer Vigil in Krakow.