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Recognize Pope as defender of freedom, columnist urges policy-makers

December 30, 2010

Daniel Henninger of the Wall Street Journal argues that policy analysts who think of themselves as "realists" are too quick to write off the influence of the Roman Pontiff. Citing the enormous role of Pope John Paul II in bringing down Communism, Henninger makes the claim that policy-makers today should be more alert to the issues being raised by Pope Benedict XVI, notably including the violations of religious freedom by Islamic violence and Chinese repression. He notes: "In these times, the pope's agenda is the civilized world's agenda. The pope's agenda is individual freedom."


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  • Posted by: Obregon - Jan. 01, 2011 1:20 AM ET USA

    Wow! Someone is paying attention to the Holy Father in the secular world!