Author: CBCP News

Right to sanctuary

IT was around the Middle Ages that persecuted Christians sought individuals or places to keep them safe–to safeguard their lives, to evade persecution, to seek protection.  This was right and just.  This was reasonable and fair.  So it was that as time moved on, such a practice or observance gradually became acceptable and accordingly observed–according to the dictates of reason and justice.  So it was that the innocent yet prosecuted or persecuted individuals in effect became the de facto origin or author of the “Right to Sanctuary” which was essentially the same in nature, spirit and finality of people seeking asylum....

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