Catholic Communications, Sydney Archdiocese,
7 Jun 2010
"Individuals, communities and states, without guidance from objectively moral truths, would become selfish and unscrupulous, and the world a more dangerous place to live." These were the words of Pope Benedict XVI this morning while meeting with civil authorities and the diplomatic corps at the presidential palace in Nicosia Cyprus.
After a private meeting with the Cypriot President, Benedict XVI spoke of what it means to respect and promote the moral truth in the world of politics and diplomacy: It means acting responsibly on the basis of factual knowledge to acquire an objective and comprehensive vision. It means to deconstruct the political ideologies that otherwise supplant the truth, and then means to base positive law upon the ethical principles of natural law.