BENEDICT XVI: TO ALBANIAN BISHOPS, REDISCOVERING A "COMMON GRAMMAR" AFTER DICTATORSHIP

“Rediscovering a common grammar capable of sustaining the structure of society again” after the "sad heritage of the past dictatorship in Albany, which proclaimed atheism as State ideology". Today, Benedict XVI addressed Albanian bishops that invitation. He received them through separate audiences in Ad Limina Apostolorum visit.” “"After the dark night of the Communist dictatorship, unable to understand the Albanian people and its atavistic traditions, the Church was providentially able to resurrect, thanks also to the apostolic strength” of John Paul II, who made a visit there in 1993, “re-establishing the Catholic hierarchy in a steady way, for the good of believers and for the benefit of the Albanian people”. The Pope invited Albanian bishops to support emigrants, also by encouraging their inclusion in the social contexts hosting them. (To be continued)

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