Vatican Chief Justice Criticizes Obama Admin's Treatment of Religious Freedom

Vatican Chief Justice Criticizes Obama Admin's Treatment of Religious Freedom

Cardinal Raymond Burke, an American who heads the Vatican’s highest court, says that the Obama administration’s diminution of religious freedom in the United States “is an absolute contradiction of the founding principles of this nation.”

Cardinal Burke, who is chief justice of the Vatican’s Apostolic Signatura, made his remarks during a Dec. 13 interview with EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo on the program, The World Over.

Arroyo asked the cardinal about the Obama administration’s decision in late November to move the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See–he Vatican is a sovereign state–from its present location and place it within grounds of the U.S. Embassy to Italy.

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