Britain’s most senior Roman Catholic Church cleric has called for Christians to wear a cross every day, BBC reported.
In his Easter Sunday sermon, Cardinal Keith O’Brien will tell worshippers to “wear proudly a symbol of the cross of Christ” each day of their lives.
The leader of the Church in Scotland, he will voice concern at the growing “marginalization” of religion.
His comments come as a case is going to the European Court of Human Rights to allow employees to wear crosses.
In his Easter message, Cardinal O’Brien is expected to refer to remarks made by Pope Benedict XVI in 2010 that Christians “need to be free to act in accordance with their own principles”.
Former nurse Shirley Chaplin, from Exeter, and Nadia Eweida, from Twickenham, who worked with British Airways, are taking their call for all employees to be able to wear a cross at work to the European Court of Human Rights.
Both women lost their discrimination cases in 2010.
An appeal court judgment upheld the Employment Appeal Tribunal’s finding that banning Ms Eweida from wearing a cross was not discriminatory because Christians “generally” do not consider wearing a cross as a requirement of their religion.
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