Pope aims at the 'culture of death'.
"[There is] an anti-culture demonstrated by the flight to drugs, by the flight from reality, by illusions, by false happiness ... displayed in sexuality which has become pure pleasure devoid of responsibility," the Pontiff said.
"The anti-culture of death (in Rome) was a love of lies and of deceit. It was an abuse of the body as a commodity and as a product. Even in our times, there is this culture--and we must say 'no' to it," he said. "To this seeming promise of happiness, to this apparent life which in reality is no more than an instrument of death, to this anti-culture, we say 'no' in order to cultivate the culture of life."
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|Title Annotation:||Vatican; Pope Benedict XVI; Catholic Church|
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||Apr 1, 2006|
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