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Pope Benedict XVI: New Intellectuals Needed

New Intellectuals Needed

To build our own lives, to build society, cannot be achieved by distracted and superficial minds and hearts. Rather they take profound educational efforts and continuous discernment, that must involved the whole academic community. These were the words of the Pope yesterday in a homily during evening vespers celebrated in the Vatican Basilica for Rome's universities. Benedict XVI noted there is a need for a new class of intellectuals capable of interpreting social and cultural dynamics and offering solutions that are not abstract but concrete and realistic. The University is called to carry out this vital role, he said, and the Church he is a strong and active supporter. The Church of Ro ...