PONTIFICAL COUNCIL for INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE

TO PARTICIPANTS IN THE ECCLESIAL CONVENTION OF THE DIOCESE OF ROME
17 June 2013

 

…Some, however, may think that Jesus’ message is for those who have no cultural background. No! No! The Apostle affirms forcefully that the Gospel is for everyone, even the learned. The wisdom that comes from the resurrection is not in opposition to human wisdom but on the contrary purifies and uplifts it. The Church has always been present in places where culture is worked out. But the first step is always the priority for the poor. Nevertheless we must also reach the frontiers of the intellect, of culture, of the loftiness of dialogue, of the dialogue that makes peace, the intellectual dialogue, the reasonable dialogue...