Britain The Geopolitical Epicentre Of The Culture Of Death

Recently the Westminster Diocesan Pastoral Affairs Director, Edmund Adamus, was interviewed by ZENIT in connection with Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to the UK in September.

Adamus observed that marriage has been a focal point in both the original evangelisation of our nation and the present cultural wars. He added that whether we like it or not as British citizens and residents of this country, and whether we are even prepared as Catholics to accept this reality and all it implies, the fact is that historically, and continuing right now, Britain, and in particular London, has been and is the geopolitical epicentre of the culture of death. Our laws and lawmakers, he stated, had for over 50 years or more, been the most permissively anti-life and progressively anti-family and marriage, in essence one of the most anti-Catholic landscapes culturally speaking, than even those places where Catholics suffer open persecution.

However Adamus recalled England’s unique Christian heritage and saw English Christianity, in the plan of God, having a unique role to play in being a secure foundation (like a dowry in a marriage) to the work of redemption and salvation history globally.

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