» 11/29/2010, 00.00
Pope: Filipino Church right to say no to abortion and the death penalty
Receiving the bishops of the largest Church in Asia, Benedict XVI highlights the commitment of Catholics in the social field, where they must be free to make their voices heard. While "distinct" from political power, the Church must make its voice heard when "the fundamental rights require the person or the salvation of souls."
Pope to U.S. Bishops: After the sex scandals, urgent need for new evangelization
Benedict XVI recalled "the sufferings of the victims" and "conscientious efforts of the Church" to address the problem of sexual abuse. But he also remembers the urgency of the prophetic mission of the Church against a secularism that is destroying the "basics intellectual, cultural and moral values of society." The Catholic universities and attention to young people.
Pope: despite difficulties and obstacles, Church is alive and growing in Pakistan
Meeting with the country's bishops, Benedict XVI urges interreligious dialogue and the formation of priests and laity. The importance of "showing the human face of God", taking care of the needs of the poor and sick.
Pope: May God "open the hearts of all" so that aid is brought to the victims of cyclone Nargis
Receiving the bishops of Myanmar, Benedict XVI expresses his hope that all who are ready to bring aid may have "effective access" to the areas affected, to bring comfort to the suffering and contribute to reconstruction.
Christians must promote “tolerance, moderation and understanding” in Bangladesh, says Pope
In receiving the bishops of the Asian country, Benedict XVI stresses the importance of preparing priests and laity. He reiterates the meaning of the Christian marriage and the importance of inter-faith dialogue “based on mutual respect and truth,” which “cannot fail to have a positive influence on the social climate”.
Cardinal Martino reiterates Vatican opposition to all forms of killing
He repeated Benedict XVI's wordsthe freedom to kill reduces man into slaveryduring the meeting with Terri Schiavo's parents.
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