In a new promotional video of the German car producer Porsche, the Portuguese capital of Lisbon could easily be recognised. However, something did not match reality.
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Since the beginning of this century, the number of Evangelical churches in Portugal has almost doubled. About 44 per cent of the congregations did not exist before 2001.
The Portuguese population may now legally choose euthanasia to end their lives.
In surrogacy, the interests of the child and the surrogate mother collide. This says the Portuguese bioethics committee. Nevertheless, the government wants to continue regulating the practice.
If it comes to gender affirmation, it seems that European countries are in the same process. Most governments have introduced self-determination laws or considering doing that.
If the current draft law on euthanasia that is being considered in Portugal manages to survive the consultation round of the Constitutional Court, the Portuguese President can still veto it. Jurist Pedro Vaz Patto hopes he does.
The Roman Catholic Church in Portugal has asked for forgiveness from the victims of sexual abuse that occurred within the Church.
A Catholic organisation in Portugal wants to revive the idea of a “work-free Sunday”.
At least 4,815 children have been sexually abused within the Portuguese Roman Catholic Church since 1950. That is what a commission of enquiry estimates.
For the second time, Portugal's Constitutional Court rejected a law allowing euthanasia, pointing to an "intolerable vagueness" in a narrow vote of seven judges to six.