O’Brien calls on faithful to wear cross

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Cardinal Keith O’Brien will call for Christians to identify with the cross and make it more prominent in their lives in his Easter Sunday Homily.

When he preaches in St Mary’s Cathedral on Easter Sunday, the Cardinal will say that the cross should be an important part of people’s lives, suggesting that every Christian should “wear proudly a symbol of the cross of Christ on their garments each and every day of their lives”.

The Cardinal will refer to remarks made by Pope Benedict XVI at Westminster Hall in 2010 when he said that Christians, “need to be free to act in accordance with their own principles and specific convictions based upon the faith and the official teachings of the Church”.

Speaking ahead of his Easter Sunday Homily, Cardinal O’Brien said: “Easter provides the ideal time to remind ourselves of the centrality of the cross in our Christian faith.”