Human rights can be strengthened through good practice of faith: Cardinal clarifies | Sunday Observer

Human rights can be strengthened through good practice of faith: Cardinal clarifies

Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith issued a clarification statement on Tuesday (25), after his remarks were published and drew reactions.

He stated: What I basically intended to say on this matter was that if religion is truly practised it could take us to achieve levels of justice, going even beyond the expectations of human rights and thus need not be such an issue for our Catholic community and so encouraged the flock gathered at that particular religious ceremony to, therefore, practice their faith truthfully avoiding turning religious values into something that is ephemeral. But I do accept that with regard to the essentially non-religious nature of the State, human rights as a common platform has its own role to play.

Replacing religion with human rights is not what is to be done but human rights should be further strengthened through the good practice of faith.

I wish to reaffirm that these statements of mine have been made purely in the exercise of my pastoral responsibilities towards my flock, to a limited religious gathering without any other purpose in mind.

 

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