His Holiness, in a response delivered by his Secretary of State, refers to the Pope's prior request for a "courageous effort to 'globalize the expectations of solidarity.'" Indeed, a sense of solidarity that transcends national or ethnic boundaries is essential if we are to accomplish these goals. Every human being is of infinite value, regardless of where they live or the circumstances of their lives. The Pope also points to the need for a "deeply-felt and responsible sense of generosity." Indeed!
How wonderful to see such a high level correspondence between two world leaders on such an important subject. Hopefully, their efforts will go beyond words or political posturing and form the heart of their efforts to transform our world. We can only hope that their work will help to mobilize the millions of people around our world who have the power to make a difference - if only they have the will.
Read the article in "Scoop" here.