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Religion, government need each other, says US ambassador to Holy See

Catholic World News - March 16, 2011

Speaking at Catholic University in Washington, the US ambassador to the Holy See, Miguel Diaz, argued that government leaders should work cooperatively with religious groups.

Noting a "worlwide religious resurgence," Diaz said that diplomats in particular should make common cause with religious leaders. He observed that humanitarian efforts are strengthened by "the presence of religious agents and organizations, and their networks of relationships."

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  • Posted by: unum - Mar. 17, 2011 9:50 AM ET USA

    The present U.S. government clearly sees religion as a competitor as it works to make people dependent on government. Amb. Diaz must not understand the party line, but I'm sure his error will be pointed out to him by the appropriate czar in the White House.

  • Posted by: frjpharrington3912 - Mar. 16, 2011 9:37 PM ET USA

    If by diplomacy Mr. Diaz means a medium or channel used by the Church to voice its interests in promoting the dignity of the human person, a moral being who possesses innate and inalienable rights, beginning with the right to life, the right to religious freedom, the right to choose one's vocation and to live it with out coercion and harassment from the government, and the right to hold and live by his religious convictions without being accused of sectarianism then yes, I agree.

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