By Francesca Merlo
During the 9 International Catholic Legislators Network (ICLN) meeting, the stated that the theme of religious freedom and conscience, which has been placed at the centre of reflections during this year’s ICLN meeting, is “fundamental and current”. Fighting fundamentalist regimes Pope Francis reminds the members of the ICLN of one of the ’s most important documents, published on the 7 of December 1965: The Declaration Dignitatis humanae, which is still relevant today. The Pope said that at the time the discussed the worry that arose surrounding the regimes that made an effort to
Fundamentalism cannot beat fundamentalism
Not a hero but a testimonyHope for religious freedom The International Catholic Legislators Network (ICLN) is an association of legislators, government representatives, experts and civil and political authorities. Their annual meeting includes an audience with the Holy Father in order to nurture their formation and education. They meet with the aim of reaching and spreading a unified vision of proposed themes, based on the Church’s teachings, in accordance with their roles as individuals in governments and other institutions within their countries.
This year marks the 9 annual meeting of the ICLN, under the title “ ”. This theme is dedicated to reflecting upon the attention that the Church has placed over the last few years on persecuted Christians worldwide and to developing future initiatives in a situation in which, “there is hope”, according to the President of ICLN, Text Source : Vatican News