This people draws its origin from Abraham, our father in faith The very people that received from God the commandment 'Thou shalt not kill' itself experienced in a special measure what is meant by killing. It is not permissible for anyone to pass by this inscription with indifference. Pope John Paul II quote
The vow of celibacy is a matter of keeping one's word to Christ and the Church. A duty and a proof of the priest's inner maturity; it is the expression of his personal dignity. Pope John Paul II quote
Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes.
Pope John Paul II quote
The historical experience of socialist countries has sadly demonstrated that collectivism does not do away with alienation but rather increases it, adding to it a lack of basic necessities and economic inefficiency. Pope John Paul II quote
The cemetery of the victims of human cruelty in our century is extended to include yet another vast cemetery, that of the unborn. Pope John Paul II quote
Social justice cannot be attained by violence. Violence kills what it intends to create. Pope John Paul II quote
Radical changes in world politics leave America with a heightened responsibility to be, for the world, an example of a genuinely free, democratic, just and humane society. Pope John Paul II quote
Pervading nationalism imposes its dominion on man today in many different forms and with an aggressiveness that spares no one. The challenge that is already with us is the temptation to accept as true freedom what in reality is only a new form of slavery. Pope John Paul II quote
Head of the Roman Catholic Church and third longest serving Pope, from 1978 - 2005. Lived: 1920 - 2005.