Sunday, November 16, 2008
Pope Benedict XVI: The Church promotes the good of the person and of society
The Christian roots of Europe represent the common spiritual "alphabet" of the past, and are a precious legacy to continue, at the service of the true good of man. Pope Benedict XVI stated this at his meeting with Sante Canducci, Ambassador of the Republic of San Marino, during his presentation of credentials. The Church cooperates with all civil authorities, and points out that secularism of the state is meant to construct a venue of common understanding, dialogue and cooperation. When the Church appeals to the value of certain fundamental ethical principles, rooted in the Christian heritage of Europe, for matters of private life and even more for public domain, She is moved only by the desire to ensure and promote the inviolable dignity of the person and the authentic good of society.