Friday, December 17, 2010

Pope Benedict XVI, Champion of Liberty and Reason

  • "Religious freedom is a right founded on the dignity of the person; it is not a concession by the state" — Religious freedom is the path to peace, Pope says. "He warns against the threats of fundamentalism, secularism and the politicisation of faith."

  • "In his message for World Day of Peace 2011, Benedict XVI shows solidarity with the many persecuted Christians (Iraq, the Holy Land, ...), but also highlights that persecution does not only come from Islamic terrorism, but also secular Western society that stifles the religious dimension, eliminating an important element for human life and coexistence between peoples," reports Bernardo Cervellera — Fundamentalism and relativism, enemies of religious freedom and peace. The author notes that "what is curious and a sign of great depth is his placing relativism close to fundamentalism (which everyone condemns)."
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