Australian prime minister shores up relations with religious leaders
CWN - April 05, 2011
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, who has been open about her own disinterest in questions of faith, is seeking to reassure religious leaders that she understands their concerns on issues including religious freedom, same-sex marriage, and euthanasia.
Cardinal George Pell of Sydney reported that religious leaders encouraged Gillard to recognize the importance of religious freedom, both at home and abroad. He said that the religious leaders called for legislation that would recognize religious freedom as a fundamental human right, and for foreign-policy action to help religious minorities in Islamic countries.
Gillard has stated that she personally opposes same-sex marriage and euthanasia.
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