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A Spanish Take On Topical Concerns

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Uploaded by Rome Reports on Jun 15, 2007

Spain’s Embassy in Rome is holding a series of conferences featuring Spanish cardinals...all in honor of Benedict XVI. Cardinals Antonio Rouco of Madrid and Carlos Amigo of Seville have been guests of the embassy located in the heart of Rome. Now Cardinal Antonio Cañizares of Toledo has his turn. He says lay people are doing a lot to defend the family. Card. Antonio Cañizares, Archbishop of Toledo (Spain), says: "It’s a sign of hope that citizens are mobilizing to tell the truth about mankind which is inseparable from the family, to state the facts on the family based on marriage, unique and indissoluble, between a man and woman, open to life. That’s where the future of humanity is". According to the Spanish cardinal, what makes the Pope’s teaching authority unique is the inseparable link between faith and reason. He says the Church should be grateful for his speech in Regensburg, Germany last year. "He is defending the relationship between faith and reason and the need for one to make reference to the other . The problem in modern times is the separation of faith and reason and this is also the problem in a society in which humanity is undergoing a serious crisis. Our future lies in an authentic respect for the person, in a humanity where truth is realized in love which sets us free". Cardinal Julián Herranz, one of the pope’s top aides when it comes to Church law, is set to close these sessions.


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