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Montreal prelate criticizes proposed ban on religious garb

September 24, 2013

Archbishop Christian Lépine of Montreal has criticized a proposed “Charter of Quebec Values” that would ban the wearing of most religious garb by doctors, teachers, and other public employees.

“If you are going to be free to have your belief system and your value system, you are going to be called on to respect others’ value system,” he said, according to the Catholic Register.“Behind that is a call to trust other human beings, to trust the human heart and trust in the possibility to live in a society with different belief systems and different value systems.”

Nuns in schools “won’t be allowed to wear their religious clothes,” he added. “Why not? That’s who they are. They’re nuns. Why hide the fact they are nuns?”


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  • Posted by: Defender - Sep. 24, 2013 11:32 AM ET USA

    Is it (In the Year) 2525 and I missed all that occurred in between? I guess we are all to look alike, think alike and do everything the same - all without Faith, of course.