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Anglican Theologian: Pope's visit "crucial" for relations between two Churches
According to John Milbank, the trip is "an opportunity" for Benedict XVI to change the wrong impression that the Anglo-Saxon world has of him. Consensus between Catholics and Anglicans is "deeper than their differences". Positive Anglican reaction to beatification of Cardinal Newman, "symbol of unity".
19/09/2010 VATICAN GREAT BRITAIN
Pope in Britain calls for lay people and teachers who know and show what they believe in
On the day of the beatification of Cardinal Newman, in front of 70 thousand faithful, Benedict XVI repeated his call for the need for an intelligent and trained laity. The "shame and horror" for the "tremendous amount of death and destruction that war brings with it" goes to renew their commitment to act for peace.
17/09/2010 VATICAN - GREAT BRITAIN
Pope in Britain, integral formation must be the goal of every school
Addressing the students of all Catholic schools in the country, Benedict XVI emphasizes that "the world needs good scientists, but scientific perspective becomes dangerously narrow, if it ignores the ethical and religious dimension of life, just as religion becomes narrow, if rejects the legitimate contribution of science to our understanding of the world. "
14/09/2010 VATICAN - G. BRITAIN
Christian Churches: The Pope's visit to the United Kingdom a boost of courage for mission
Appreciation from Anglican and Baptist leaders, from the Salvation Army and Reformed Churches. Secularization a shared problem. 60% of Catholics say that British society does not value their faith. For 70% of Catholics, Benedict XVI is good for the Church, despite the scandal of paedophile priests.
17/09/2010 VATICAN – GREAT BRITAIN
Respect and reciprocity among religions needed, Pope says
In meeting with representatives of Great Britain’s main religions, Benedict XVI called for respect for the right to religious freedom. The ecumenical dialogue with Anglicans has made great strides, notwithstanding some difficulties. Police announce that they arrested five individuals who were planning an attack to “coincide” with the papal visit.
16/09/2010 VATICAN – GREAT BRITAIN
The Christian foundation of history should not be obscured, says Pope
On arrival in Scotland for the start of his visit, Benedict XVI speaks about “more aggressive forms of secularism” that no longer tolerate Christianity. The pedophile priest scandal, used by some to attack the papal trip, is cause for “great sadness” because “It is difficult to understand how this perversion of the priestly ministry was possible,” and why “the authority of the Church” was not “sufficiently vigilant.”
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