Today the Pope gave a memorable speech that summarizes the challenge of the Church to our time.
The West has long been endangered by this aversion to the questions which underlie its rationality, and can only suffer great harm thereby. The courage to engage the whole breadth of reason, and not the denial of its grandeur – this is the programme with which a theology grounded in Biblical faith enters into the debates of our time.
NB: "Persian" is an euphemism for "Muslim." The directness of his critique of Islam is also unprecedented.