Cacciaguida

Defending the 12th century since the 14th; blogging since the 21st.

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Sunday, March 30, 2008
 

"Finally, let us in turn express our own displeasure at what Professor Nayed says concerning education in Christian schools in Muslim-majority countries, where he objects to the risk of proselytism," the priest said. "We feel that the Catholic Church's great educational efforts, also in countries with a non-Christian majority [i.e. India, no less than Muslim countries] where for a very long time the majority of students in Catholic schools and universities are non-Christian and have happily remained so -- while showing great appreciation for the education they have received -- deserves a quite different evaluation.

"We do not think the Church today merits the accusation of lack of respect for the dignity and freedom of the human person; these suffer entirely different violations to which priority attention must be given. Perhaps the Pope accepted the risk of this baptism also for this reason: to affirm the freedom of religious choice which derives from the dignity of the human person."

-- Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi SJ (emphasis added)