08:36 - HOLY LAND: LATIN PATRIARCHATE, THE PROGRAMME OF BENEDICT XVI'S VOYAGE (2)
They are planning to PRAY TO THE VIRGIN MANY AT THE HAR TZION YESHIVA
At noon, the Holy Father will pray in the Cenacle, where Jesus held his Last Supper. And then he will visit the Latin patriarchate of Jerusalem to meet and lunch with the Catholic ordinaries of the Holy Land. That evening he will visit Gethsemane and celebrate a solemn Mass.
Ordinaries are their regular galechim.
|Thursday 26 March 2009|
|11:52 - RELIGIOUS FREEDOM: DE AGAR (SANTA CROCE), "A UNIVERSAL, IMPERATIVE RIGHT" |
One must bear in mind that "when no mutuality is obtained, what is denied is after all a freedom which everyone, anywhere, is entitled to". The respect of religious freedom is "a universal, imperative right". It was said this morning by José Martin de Agar, law professor at Pontificia Università della Santa Croce, which promoted a workshop on "Religious freedom and mutuality". According to the professor, "mutuality must be asked for but it can hardly be wanted". "There's no room then for a negative, retaliatory mutuality. A positive mutuality could instead be proposed", "that is, a mutuality based on the fact that what is taken should also be given". But, at the same time – added De Agar –, one must bear in mind that, when the principle of mutuality is not guaranteed, there is "a right that does exist but is not respected". "On these grounds – went on the professor –, the Church appeals to the religious and civilian authorities of the countries where Christians are a minority, that they respect their right to practice their cult, to preach, and to engage in charity work, without being troubled or stopped". This is also an appeal to the states where the majority of the population is Christian, that "they ask the countries where Christians are a minority to respect them in their religious life".
Great; now LANDER and TOURO colleges are also being infected by INTERFAITH MEETINGS WITH THE CATHOLIC CHURCH!!: