Friday, September 23, 2011

Pope Speaks To Bundestag Urging Religion To Affect Legislation

DPA reports that Pope Benedict XVI yesterday, on the first day of his trip to Germany where he was born, spoke to the Bundestag. He asked lawmakers to keep religion in mind when they drafted laws. He also defedned his right as head of the Vatican state to speak to the German Parliament. A number of members of Parliament boycotted the speech in protest. His address was described as "mainly a philosophical attack on the idea that religion has no place in ethics and politics."