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VATICAN – ASIA
Globalisation and cultural pluralism, challenges to the Church in South Asia
The meeting that brought together representatives of various countries and the Pontifical Council for Culture focused on the “disorientation” that traditional cultures face. At stake is how to share the gift of the Good News with our Asian brothers and sisters.
Archbishop Ravasi, overcoming the mistrust between evolutionism and theology
An international conference has been presented at the Vatican, proposing a scientific examination of the work of Darwin, eliminating the ideological context of "evolutionist" and "creationist" that marks the mistrust between Darwinism and theology.
27/11/2006 VATICAN ASIA
Pope focusing on the "joy of evangelization", dialogue and respect between religions and cultures
Benedict XVI, in a message to the Asian bishops attending the Pan-Asian meeting of the Pontifical Council for Culture, invites the Church to renew its missionary spirit. He defines Asia as "a fertile ground for the Word of God".
10/03/2008 VATICAN – CHINA
Reactions to the Pope’s letter are examined by the Commission for China
The group in charge of China’s situation is meeting today and tomorrow. All aspects of the papal document are being vetted. Some heads of dicasteries, Church leaders from Asia and experts are present at the event.
Pope approves special rules and structures to welcome Anglican clergy, including married priests
Married clergymen and bishops will be ordained by the Catholic Church but will not be able to become ordinaries, this according to the forthcoming Apostolic Constitution approved by Benedict XVI. The purpose is to allow Anglicans to retain their traditions and liturgy, whilst professing fidelity to Rome.
Pope: Priests in love with Christ, against the "dictatorship of relativism"
Benedict XVI returns to the Cure d'Ars as a model for priests during the year dedicated to them. He fought against the "dictatorship of rationalism"; Today the priest is fighting against the "dictatorship of relativism." But both rationalism and relativism do not satisfy the thirst for truth that is in the heart of man. The pastoral effectiveness of the Cure d'Ars depended on his "friendship with Christ."
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