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Vatican Radio: construction of new Europe evokes Tower of Babel

Catholic World News - September 04, 2012

In a Vatican Radio editorial on the European financial crisis, programming director Father Andrej Koprowski has evoked the image of the Tower of Babel.

“The Bible describes how the Tower of Babel was built,” he writes. “While they were at work on it, the builders realized they were actually working against one another. The more they tried to be like God, the more they risked not being authentically human. They had lost a basic characteristic of their humanity: the ability to agree with one another, to understand one another, to work together.”

After analyzing the causes of the crisis, Father Koprowski quotes Pope Benedict:

In the multicultural situation in which we find ourselves, we are seeing a rationalistic European culture without a transcendent religious dimension, that is incapable of entering into dialogue with the great cultures of humanity, which all possess this transcendent religious quality, which is the human dimension… I believe that the purpose and mission of Europe is to discover this dialogue, to integrate modern faith and reason into a single anthropological vision that completes the human person and is capable of communicating human cultures

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