Cardinal Parolin: Religious Freedom Under Attack From ‘New Human Rights’

By Catholic News Agency

ROME – The Vatican Secretary of State condemned the ongoing abuse of religious freedom in many parts of the world, calling upon the media to highlight religious persecution wherever it occurs.

“Despite so many efforts to promote and reinforce the fundamental human right of religious freedom, we are actually witnessing a continued deterioration, we might even say an assault, of this inalienable right in many parts of the world,” Cardinal Pietro Parolin said April 3.

Speaking at a symposium on religious liberty held at the United States’ Embassy to the Holy See, Parolin said that a proper understanding of human rights rights must be rooted in an authentic anthropology that places religious faith at the core of the human person.