ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVI, Conference Hall of the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
Thursday, 17 April 2008
Well, Mr. Holiness. I delightfully disagree. I believe that people should search for truth in themselves before turning to God. If, indeed, they go hand in hand, that is a matter for the individual to decide. But one is not dependent on the other. Faith and truth are beautiful things. But religion is not a requirement in the search for ultimate truth.
Unless, of course, the survival of your institution depends on you saying that it is. Colour me dubious and call me Martin Luther.