‘Stand up for persecuted atheists,’ bishop urges Catholics

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Bishop Declan Lang highlighted the plight of persecuted Christians (©Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

From the Catholic Herald:

The Bishop of Clifton has called on Catholics to stand up for persecuted atheists around the world.

In an article for the Universe, Bishop Declan Lang, who is also chair of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference Department for International Affairs, said: “The Catholic community in England and Wales has a role to play in ensuring that the government maintains this position and continues to speak out when people are imprisoned, tortured or killed on account of their atheism.

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