Monday, November 17, 2014

"Children have a right..."

...“Children have a right to grow up in a family with a father and a mother capable of creating a suitable environment for the child's development and emotional maturity"

Pope Francis, speaking today in Rome.

Do you realise that if he was  a Government minister, or a Mayor of a major city, or a senior police officer, or a judge, and he  made the above statement in Britain today, he would probably be hounded out of office?


Having a Christian leader who can speak out in this way is a guarantee of some freedom of speech.

More on his speech here.  But he is only saying what everyone, down all the generations, has always and everywhere known to be right and true. 

1 comment:

Malcolm said...

Thank goodness.

The Pope's a nice chap, who wants everyone to feel welcome in church, even if their lives don't match up to the ideal. But that's got be balanced against the fact that all these games of musical beds are having a very bad effect on children. It's not liberal and fluffy and progressive if the child, the weakest party, feels that the Church is encouraging something which is to his disadvantage.