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Archbishop's decision to withdraw letter to group "consistent"

Published on Oct 15, 2012 2:58 PM
 
Archbishop Nicholas Chia's (pictured) decision to withdraw a letter he had sent earlier to an anti-ISA civil society group was "consistent" with his position on religious harmony, said Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean on Monday. -- ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM

Archbishop Nicholas Chia's decision to withdraw a letter he had sent earlier to an anti-ISA civil society group was "consistent" with his position on religious harmony, said Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean on Monday.

Speaking in Parliament on the matter, which was in the news after Mr Alex Au blogged about it, Mr Teo confirmed that he met the Catholic Archbishop on May 30th, prior to the latter's withdrawal of the letter.

Such meetings are not uncommon, Mr Teo said, as he meets religious leaders regularly to discuss important issues behind closed doors.

Mr Teo said at that meeting, the archbishop told him the church maintained its stand of not getting involved in political activities.

 
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