Ratzinger Realism: the lesson of the eight days of Benedict XVI in the Holy Land. An article by the Patriarch of Venice »

A lesson in realisim. Such were the eight days of Benedict XVI in the Holy Land. With intrepid courage he placed his hand on the burning contradictions of that grieving land, with the inflexible energy of one who does not give up because he knows that he can build with new bricks. He risked in […]

The Freedom to Convert: the ‘Serious Case’ of Religious Freedom. An op-ed by Patriarch card. Scola »

The nexus between truth and freedom is for man one of the always resurgent questions because in the ultimate analysis it cannot be mastered or deduced in purely conceptual terms. The journey of Oasis, which on more than one occasion in recent years was near to touching upon this subject, by then suggested dedication to […]

«AND THUS I WILL ALWAYS ADMIRE ALL NOBLE PEOPLE FROM ALL LINEAGES AND DESCENT»: the Patriarch speech at Unesco »

A Compelling Fact No one can fail to recognise how delicate the contemporary geopolitical situation is and how many clouds are gathering over the peaceful co-existence between peoples, but at the same time, also, how many unprecedented horizons are opened up by the current historical situation to individuals, to communities, and to nations. Specifically as […]