Archive of January 20, 2007

Holy Father to address the Church in China

Jan 20, 2007 - 01:36 pm .- The Press Office of the Holy See has made public a communication which honors the many bishops, priests, and faithful of China, who have, “without compromise,” maintained full communion with the Pope, “even in times when the cost is grave suffering.”  The communiqué also states that Pope Benedict XVI will soon write a letter to Catholics in China. The Vatican message follows a meeting, conducted over the 19th and 20th of January, in which several Vatican officials and Chinese bishops examined “the most grave and urgent” problems for the Church in China and offered their best solutions in light of “the fundamental principles of the Divine Constitution of the Church and of religious liberty.”

Respect for religious freedom is indispensable for world peace, Spanish archbishop says

Jan 20, 2007 - 01:14 pm .- Ina pastoral letter entitled, “The Commitment Which Benedict XVI Asks of Us,” Archbishop Agustin Garcia-Gasco of Valencia told the faithful of his diocese this week that “the core values of the human being are protected if the three basic goods of each value are respected: his dignity, his life, and his religious freedom.”  “Only if we recognize these untouchable rights will we prevent unacceptable interference in human rights,” the archbishop said, adding that if such rights are violated, world peace is in danger.

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