Sep 24, 2012 / 13:07 pm
Pope Benedict XVI is encouraging Christian politicians to be prophetic voices in promoting the dignity of every human being.
"Christians are called to act and express themselves with a prophetic spirit – that is, a spirit capable of seeing in these transformations the incessant and mysterious presence of God in history – and thus to shoulder their newly emerging responsibilities with realism, faith and hope," Pope Benedict said Sept. 22.
The Pope made his remarks at his summer residence, Caste Gandolfo, where he addressed over 100 politicians who are members of Christian Democrat International, a worldwide coalition of centrist and center-right politicians.
When it comes to forming policy, the Pope stressed that "the order of things must be subordinate to the order of persons, and not the other way around."