Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Notes: Tuesday-Wednesday, November 16-17, 2010

1. H.R.H. Prince William of Wales and Miss Middleton have become engaged

See also

2. Federal Labor to support Greens motion calling for M.P.s to consult their respective constituents on so-called gay marriage

3. Cardinal Tauran on religious liberty and related things

Full text of an item from the Vatican Information Service daily e-mail bulletin:


VATICAN CITY, 16 NOV 2010 (VIS) - The Centre for Inter-Religious Dialogue of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organisation (Tehran, Iran) and the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue held their seventh colloquium in Tehran from 9 to 11 November under the joint presidency of Mohammad Baqer Khorramshad, president of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organisation, and of Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue.

At the end of the meeting the participants (seven in the delegation led by Mohammad Baqer Khorramshad and six in the delegation led by Cardinal Tauran), agreed upon the following:

(1) Believers and religious communities, based on their faith in God, have a specific role to play in society, on an equal footing with other citizens.

(2) Religion has an inherent social dimension that the State has the obligation to respect; therefore, also in the interest of society, it cannot be confined to private sphere.

(3) Believers are called to co-operate in the search for common good, on the basis of a sound relation between faith and reason.

(4) It is necessary for Christians and Muslims as well as all believers and persons of good will, to co-operate in answering modern challenges, promoting moral values, justice and peace and protecting the family, environment and natural resources.

(5) Faith, by its very nature, requires freedom. Therefore, religious freedom, as a right inherent to human dignity, must always be respected by individuals, social actors and the State. The cultural and historical background of each society which is not in contradiction with human dignity should be taken into consideration in applying this fundamental principle.

(6) Education of the young generation should be based on the search for truth, spiritual values and promotion of knowledge.

The participants also emphasised the necessity of continuing on the path of a genuine and fruitful dialogue. The next colloquium will take place in Rome in 2012.
OP/ VIS 20101116 (330)

Reginaldvs Cantvar
Feast of St. Gregory the Wonder Worker, Bishop, Confessor, A.D. 2010

1 comment:

Cardinal Pole said...

More regarding item 1:

"The vacant titles thought the most likely to be offered [to H.R.H. Prince William when he is married] include the Duke of Clarence, Duke of Cambridge or Duke of Sussex."

"The bookmaking house Paddy Power yesterday began taking bets on which titles the couple will take after their wedding, installing the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as the most likely choices."