Pacem in Terris seen as important guide to recovery understanding of common good
May 02, 2012
At a May 2 press conference in Rome, members of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences reported on the group’s 18th plenary session, which was dedicated to a discussion of the landmark 1963 social encyclical by Blessed John XXIII, Pacem in Terris.
The participants in the discussion concluded that the message of Pacem in Terris is particularly important to today’s global society, reported Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, the chancellor of the Pontifical Academy. During a time of economic crisis, he said, it is crucial to recover a clear understanding of the common good, which is defined in the encyclical as “all those social conditions which favor the full development of human personality.”
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