Britain’s most senior Roman Catholic cleric has urged Christians to wear a cross every day, following a number of cases in which people say their employers have barred them from doing so.
Cardinal Keith O’Brien, leader of the Catholic Church in Scotland, will call in his Easter Sunday homily for Christians to “wear proudly a symbol of the cross of Christ on their garments each and every day of their lives”.
“I know that many of you do wear such a cross of Christ, not in any ostentatious way, not in a way that might harm you at your work or recreation, but a simple indication that you value the role of Jesus Christ in the history of the world, that you are trying to live by Christ’s standards in your own daily life,” he will say in a service in the Scottish capital Edinburgh.
“I hope that increasing numbers of Christians adopt the practice of wearing a cross in a simple and discreet way as a symbol of their beliefs.”
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