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Wednesday 19th June 2019    
Cardinal Downplays the Importance of Human Rights? | Lankaviews | Views of the TruthLankaviews | Views of the Truth

Cardinal Downplays the Importance of Human Rights?



Veteran Lawyer, the president councilor and the chairman of the Office of Missing Persons has, on his Facebook wall published an opinion regarding the statement made by Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith saying that Human Rights is not something worth to worry about if the teachings of religions are followed properly.

The comment posted by Saliya Pieris:

“If this report is accurate it is a shame the way the Cardinal downplays the importance of human rights. He seems to be absolutely ignorant of the concepts of human rights. He also fails to understand that there are many people who dont believe in religion and that religion cannot be forced on people.. What a contrast to the progressive thinking of Pope Francis. If it is inaccurate he must deny this.”

Cardinal’s opinion expressed at the morning service of the St. Matthew’s Roman Catholic Church in Ekala was that the western countries have begun to teach Lankan society the value of Human Rights whereas religious teachings preached in Lanka from early history, and nothing new. The leader of Christian Council also condemned role of various atheistic activists calling them the ones those who value the luxuries of worldly life regardless of choice between good and bad.

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, as quoted by Newspapers said:

“Human rights was found recently. If we can live in a correct manner there is no need for human rights. Those who do not practice religion are the ones who hang on human rights. We should not deceive by these charms. We should act wisely,”