Quotes: Pope Benedict XVI on the Role of Religion in Society

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“There are those that advocate that the voice of religion be silenced, or at least relegated to the purely private sphere. There are those who argue that the public celebration of festivals such as Christmas should be discouraged. These are worrying signs of a failure to appreciate not only the rights of believers to freedom of conscience and freedom of religion, but also the legitimate role of religion in the public square.”

– POPE BENEDICT XVI, from Great Britain, on the role of religion in society (Via Voice of America)

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