Top Advisor to Pope Says Freedom of Religion Threatened by Secularism

November 19, 2004

Source: Reuters;jsessionid=ATALETPQ1TQQKCRBAE0CFEY?type=topNews&storyID=6871631

On November 19, 2004 Reuters reported, "Freedom of religion is being threatened in Europe by an aggressive secularism which has made the mention of God 'almost indecent,' a top adviser to Pope John Paul said in an interview published on Friday. 'We have gone from a Christian culture to an aggressive secularism with intolerant traits,' Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger told la Repubblica daily... The censure last month of Rocco Buttiglione, an Italian conservative Catholic politician who came under a storm of criticism by the European Parliament for his views on gays and women, has raised questions about religion in Europe."