Pope Benedict XVI: Faith Purifies Reason

Faith Purifies Reason

Politics and the Christian faith move us, the Pope noted in an address to the new ambassador to Hungary who presentated his credentials this morning. Without doubt, the Pope said, faith has a specific nature in the encounter with God, one that opens new horizons beyond the sphere of reason. At the same time, the Pope added, faith is a purifying force for reason itself, allowing it to better carry out its task. Turning to Christian values and Hungary's heritage, Benedict XVI expressed his hope that laws always find reference in favor of life, the protection of the family, and marriage between a man and a woman. In this regard, Benedict XVI spoke in favor of the proposed new Constitution which makes an ...