The crucifix back to the Hospital of the Blessed Sacrament

The crucifix is ​​back at the entrance of the Hospital of the Blessed Sacrament in Quebec City, where he had been removed a few days ago.

Images transmitted at the beginning of the day, Thursday, allow to see it between the two elevator doors of the entrance of the building of Chemin Sainte-Foy.

The Communications and Radiation Directorate of the CHU of Quebec-University Laval (CHU) announced Wednesday that the crucifix would be relocated in the evening.

According to a statement published Wednesday by the CHU, the Ministry of Health and Social Services considers that this is not a question of religious neutrality of the State, but respect for the history of the hospital , Religious heritage and, above all, respect and recognition

On Tuesday, Cardinal Gerald Cyprien Lacroix described as a lack of respect the refusal of the hospital center to restore the crucifix of the Hospital of the Blessed Sacrament.

On Wednesday, Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard said the protection of Quebec’s heritage was important and he said it did not bother people from other cultures to see the crucifix in the National Assembly or in a hospital.

A Quebec man in his fifties was arrested on Tuesday night for threatening the management of the CHU in Quebec following the withdrawal of the crucifix at the Hospital du Saint-Sacrement. He was later released on a promise to appear in court.


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