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Pope calls on faithful to go out and proclaim the Gospel but warns about closing in on ourselves

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 7:32 AM
 
Pope Francis says, ‘May we always live in solidarity with all of humanity, and never close in on ourselves.’
 
It's interesting that this comment comes a day before Scotland goes to the polls to vote in independence, a move the pope has already expressed concern about.
 
Click here to read the pope’s full address:
 

Categories: Catholic, Church, General Audience, Gospel, Jesus, News, Politics, Pope Francis, Rome, Scotland, Scottish Parliament, UK Parliament, Vatican

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Reply Joseph Quinn
4:28 PM on September 17, 2014 
Referendum -Truth brings freedom not separation.

If one word was chosen to describe the purpose of the Referendum then perhaps that word would be freedom. However, it should be understood that it is the truth that brings freedom and not separation.
If they are truthful, most if not all English politicians would (and should) admit that England would be seriously weakened if separated from Scotland. We Scots should also be honest and admit that a weak England would result in a weak Scotland. Not only from a financial perspective. We are possibly more at risk from potential hostile influences than we appreciate and we will prove to be more vulnerable apart.
It can sometimes take a huge effort to be truthful especially when the thought of the howls of derision and ridicule can be vividly imagined from those opponents whose aim is to humiliate. There is too much at stake here to be intimidated and cowed by those thoughts.
Truth appeals to right reason and perhaps more especially to our young people, the majority of who detest the usual mudslinging type debate.
Freedom is patient and kind; freedom is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude Freedom does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Freedom bears all things, hopes all things, endures all things. True freedom never ends.