John Paul II on the American Experiment

April 1998
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Apr1998, Issue 82, p36
Presents the complete text of a statement issued by Pope John Paul II in receiving the credentials of the Honorable Lindy Boggs as Ambassador to the Holy See about the credibility of the U.S. and its world leadership. Basis of the claim to freedom and independence of the Founding Fathers of the U.S.; Influence of respect for religious conviction on the birth and early development of the country; Separation of church and state in the country; Contributions of the Catholic people to the development of American culture and society.


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