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Kenyan Church leaders hope to amend new constitution

CWN - August 06, 2010

Despite a defeat in this week’s nationwide referendum, in which voters approved a new constitution that Church leaders had opposed, the Kenyan hierarchy is resolved to seek changes in the document.

“Truth and right are not about numbers,” said Cardinal John Njue of Nairobi, the president of the Kenyan bishops’ conference. He said that the Catholic hierarchy would respect the results of the national referendum, but continue efforts to convince the Kenyan people of ‘the need to address the flawed moral issues in this constitution.”

The Catholic bishops, along with leaders of most other Christian groups in Kenya, had urged voters to reject the constitution because it paves the way for legal abortion. The Kenyan government had thrown its full weight behind the campaign to approve the new document.

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