Pope Benedict XVI in France
The conclusions of the visit of Pope Benedict XVI to France are very interesting:
During his first official visit to France, Pope Benedict XVI has called on Europe not to neglect its Christian heritage. After talks with President Nicolas Sarkozy on the concept of “positive laicism”, his visit culminated in an address to around 100,000 faithful at the Christian pilgrimage site Lourdes. Europe’s press takes stock of the visit of the leader of the Catholic Church.
Among all the articles this post cites, I’m quoting this from Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung:
In this way, the intellectual at the Holy See revealed the folly of the prominent French laicists, former presidents and much vaunted professors who will hear nothing of the Christian roots of Europe. … And in the end he made a bid for a return to the well-proven Christian foundation of European values, where one may find better and more human treasures than in any other culture. In all Christian modesty, of course.
A true successful trip, must I say.