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Former US envoy to Vatican sees 2012 presidential race as critical

Catholic World News - August 30, 2012

“The current administration will regularly subordinate rights relating to human life, rights relating to religious freedom, to their agenda items on the gay rights agenda and the abortion rights agenda,” she stated. She is concerned that the Obama administration has downplayed

Mary Ann Glendon, a former US ambassador to the Holy See, emphasized the critical importance of the 2012 presidential contest in an interview with the Catholic News Agency.

“The current administration will regularly subordinate rights relating to human life, rights relating to religious freedom, to their agenda items on the gay rights agenda and the abortion rights agenda,” said Glendon. The Harvard law professor added that she is particularly concerned about religious freedom both in the US and abroad, saying that the issue has been downplayed in foreign-policy decisions during the Obama administration.

Glendon—who spoke to CNA in Rimini, Italy, where she is participating in the annual conference sponsored by Communion and Liberation—is a member of a Catholic advisory committee for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

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