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Pope Francis and religious liberty

Thought Leader: Newt Gingrich
September 22, 2015
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By Newt Gingrich (original source The Washington Times)

“The most important message Pope Francis will bring to Washington this week is about religious liberty.

The right to worship freely was a key part of the Pope’s message in Communist Cuba. It will be a key part of his message in Washington, Philadelphia, and New York.

It is especially fitting that the Pope is coming from Cuba, where the dictatorship is officially atheist. The Castro regime has tolerated the Roman Catholic Church to some degree but has stopped the church’s social missions in hospitals and schools. The anti-religious policies are enforced by prison sentences and the power of the state to coerce those who are too enthusiastically religious.”

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