Wednesday, May 30, 2007

A commom 'Christian soul' in the world

The Pope reflected on Tertullian's thought at today's general audience in St. Peter's Square, resuming his series of catecheses on the Apostolic Fathers.

"His work bore decisive fruits, and it would be unforgivable to undervalue them," the Holy Father said. "His influence is developed on many levels: linguistically and in the recovery of the classic culture, and the singling out of a common 'Christian soul' in the world and the formulation of new proposals for living together.