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8 "beatitudes for politicians"

Cardinal Francois-Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan, who is president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, proposed the moral guidelines on May 3, 2002 at a conference in the northern Italian city of Padua.

Echoing the eight beatitudes preached by Christ in his Sermon on the Mount, Cardinal Thuan said politicians needed a similar set of rules that leave room for the faith in their profession.

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How faith survived in a Communist prison

Extracts from the late Cardinal Francis Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan's address - "Experiencing God's liberating power" - given at a religious education conference in Los Angeles prior to his death in 2002.

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Day of Prayer for peace in the world

Assisi, 24 Jan 2002

Cardinal Francis Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan was invited by Pope John Paul II to give the introductory words.

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Preface to The Social Agenda

Shortly before his death, the president of the pontifical council, Cardinal Francois Xavier Nguyễn Văn Thuận, expressed the wish that this text be made more widely available throughout the world.

The "Social Agenda" contains 75 documents of the magisterium, beginning with St. Clement and St. Augustine, and including recent popes such as Leo XIII and others from the 20th century. It addresses all dimensions of the Church's social teaching.

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