We cannot understand our own times apart from the past, seen not as an assemblage of distant facts, but as the lymph that gives life to the present. Without such an awareness, reality loses its unity, history loses its logical thread, and humanity loses a sense of the meaning of its activity and its progress towards the future. -- Pope Francis, to the Heads of State and government of the European Union in Italy for the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, 24 March 2017
Pope Francis
Posted by Isabelle le 2017-03-26
Returning to the thinking of the founding Fathers would be fruitless unless it could help to point out a path and provide an incentive for facing the future and a source of hope. -- Pope Francis, to the Heads of State and government of the European Union in Italy for the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, 24 March 2017
Pope Francis
Posted by Isabelle le 2017-03-26
Ci sono poche professioni che hanno tanta influenza sulla società come quella del giornalismo. Il giornalista riveste un ruolo di grande importanza e al tempo stesso di grande responsabilità. In qualche modo voi scrivete la “prima bozza della storia”, costruendo l’agenda delle notizie e introducendo le persone all’interpretazione degli eventi. -- To the National Council of the Order of Journalists, 22 September 2016
Pope Francis
Posted by Isabelle le 2016-10-02
What has happened to you, the Europe of humanism, the champion of human rights, democracy and freedom? What has happened to you, Europe, the home of poets, philosophers, artists, musicians, and men and women of letters? What has happened to you, Europe, the mother of peoples and nations, the mother of great men and women who upheld, and even sacrificed their lives for, the dignity of their brothers and sisters? -- Pope Francis, Conferral of the Charlemagne Prize, 6 May 2016
Pope Francis
Posted by Isabelle le 2016-05-29
What has happened to you, the Europe of humanism, the champion of human rights, democracy and freedom? What has happened to you, Europe, the home of poets, philosophers, artists, musicians, and men and women of letters? What has happened to you, Europe, the mother of peoples and nations, the mother of great men and women who upheld, and even sacrificed their lives for, the dignity of their brothers and sisters? -- Pope Francis, Conferral of the Charlemagne Prize, 6 May 2016
Pope Francis
Posted by Isabelle le 2016-05-29