Pope holds up Philadelphia’s founding Quakers as inspiration for religious tolerance

As the Pope spoke in Philadelphia this weekend: “The Quakers who founded Philadelphia were inspired by a profound evangelical sense of the dignity of each individual and the ideal of a community united by brotherly love. This conviction led them to found a colony which would be a haven of religious freedom and tolerance. That sense of fraternal concern for the dignity of all, especially the weak and the vulnerable, became an essential part of the American spirit.”

Read the whole article on The Morning Call website.

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