BEFORE THE CROSS | All persons have rights, responsibilities

Before the Cross - Archbishop Robert J. Carlson's Column

Later this year, we will observe the 65th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly. Blessed John Paul II praised this declaration as "one of the highest expressions of the human conscience in our time." In his 1998 World Day of Peace message, the Holy Father termed the adoption of the declaration "a solemn act, arrived at after the sad experience of war and motivated by the desire formally to recognize that the same rights belong to every individual and all peoples."

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