Påven har landat i Skottland.

Efter ett privat möte med drottning Elizabeth II höll påven i  Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburg, ett tal till politiska, civila och kyrkliga ledare i Skottland. Han sade bl.a:

"...Even in our own lifetime, we can recall how Britain and her leaders stood against a Nazi tyranny that wished to eradicate God from society and denied our common humanity to many, especially the Jews, who were thought unfit to live. I also recall the regime’s attitude to Christian pastors and religious who spoke the truth in love, opposed the Nazis and paid for that opposition with their lives. "

Påven anknöt till encyklikan Caritas in Veritate: "As we reflect on the sobering lessons of the atheist extremism of the twentieth century, let us never forget how the exclusion of God, religion and virtue from public life leads ultimately to a truncated vision of man and of society and thus to a 'reductive vision of the person and his destiny'' " (Caritas in Veritate, 29).

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Published 2010-9-16 14:47 by Bengt Malmgren