Bill banning circumcision in Iceland a threat to religious freedom, Cardinal Marx says

Posted February 8, 2018 9:44 pm by Editor

Bill banning circumcision in Iceland a threat to religious freedom, Cardinal Marx says

A new bill proposed in Iceland that would make circumcision punishable by up to six years in prison is a “dangerous attack” on religious freedom, Cardinal Reinhard Marx has said.“Protecting the health of children is a legitimate goal of every society, but in this case this concern is instrumentalized, without any scientific basis, to stigmatise certain religious communities. This is extremely worrying,” Marx said in a statement.Marx commented on the issue as President of the Catholic Church in the European Union (COMECE). While Iceland does not belong to the European Union, it does have “privileged relations” with EU countries, COMECE

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