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Knights of Columbus receive papal praise for public witness

Catholic World News - August 03, 2011

In a message to the annual convention of the Knights of Columbus, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone said that Pope Benedict XVI feels “deep gratitude” to the group for its “continuing contribution to responsible public debate about the great ethical issues which will shape the future of our democratic societies.”

The message from the Vatican Secretary of State was delivered to the convention being held this week in Denver, where 2,500 delegates are representing the 1.8 million members of the Knights of Columbus.

In his message, Cardinal Bertone said that the public witness of faithful Catholics is ever more necessary “in the light of a proliferation of legislative initiatives which not only undermine such basic institutions of society as marriage and the family, but also threaten the fundamental human rights of conscientious objection and religious freedom.”

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