Cardinal Dolan emphasizes ‘hope’ amid global religious persecution – Catholic World Report

There is reason for hope for global religious freedom, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York told an international gathering of religious and civic leaders in Washington, D.C. on Thursday. “I’m hardly alone when I get frustrated by unremitting assaults on our first freedom here at home, by groups and a government that ought to know better, and to a worse degree all over the planet,” Cardinal Dolan said in his keynote address to the closing dinner of the International Religious Freedom Summit on July 15. He added that he draws hope from “prayer, attention to God’s Word, and the solidarity I unfailingly get from gatherings like this.” “That religion can inspire, encourage, and foster hope in a world often thought desperate is a cause of optimism for us,” said Dolan. “As it keeps religion, and the insurance of its liberty, at the top of our agenda.” The 2021 International Religious Freedom Summit was a gathering of religious and civil leaders from around the world to address religious persecution. Former U.S. religious freedom ambassador Sam Brownback co-chaired the summit, along with Katrina Lantos Swett, former chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.

Cardinal Dolan emphasizes ‘hope’ amid global religious persecution – Catholic World Report

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