Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sep 24, 2018 / 11:13 am
Sri Lanka should not look to the western world's "new religion" of human rights but to its own religious traditions, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith of Colombo said Sunday during his homily at Mass.
"Human rights have become the new religion of the west as if it's a new discovery, but people in our country have been following religions for centuries," Cardinal Ranjith said Sept. 23, according to Ada Derana, a Sri Lankan news outlet.
He was speaking during Mass at St. Matthew's parish in Ekala, fewer than 20 miles north of Colombo.
The cardinal seems to have been denouncing the ideological colonization of which Pope Francis has frequently spoken.