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Catholic diocese backs civil disobedience acts

The city’s Catholic diocese has given qualified support to acts of civil disobedience such as that proposed by the Occupy Central campaign, saying citizens are justified in breaking the law if their rights are repeatedly denied.

The diocese also called on the government to remove all possible causes for civil disobedience and to launch a consultation on electoral reform immediately.

In the latest edition of the diocese’s weekly publication Kung Kao Po issued today, the church said civil disobedience could be seen as “reasonable” in exceptional cases – when repeated demands against injustice were not properly addressed.

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