Archbishop William E. Lori Asks for Stronger Defence of Religious Freedom

In a speech entitled "Religious Liberty: God's Gift to all Nations is our Responsibility to Defend," US Archbishop Lori spoke about the importance of ensuring that religious freedom is rightly understood and protected. Individuals and groups, the archbishop maintains, have the right "not only to worship freely, but indeed to put their faith into practice, both publicly and privately," he said at the opening of an Italian Observatory on Religious Liberty on June 28th, in Rome.

According to Archbishop Lori, religious freedom is being threatened at the moment in the United States by the Government’s Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate under which institutions would be required by law to provide contraceptive pharmaceuticals and medical procedures for employees, regardless of religious belief. Source: