Day #189: Dignitatis Humanae 6

Today we continue on in the Declaration on Religious Freedom.

In article 6, the Council speaks of how safeguarding religious freedom is everyone’s responsibility.  In particular, this passage focuses mostly on the role of the government in promoting such freedom.

Here are the footnotes:

4. Cf. John XXIII, encycl. “Mater et Magistra“, May 15, 1961: AAS 53 (1961), p. 417; idem, encycl. “Pacem in Terris”, April 11, 1963: AAS 55 (1963), p. 273.

5. Cf. John XXIII, encycl. “Pacem in Terris“, April 11, 1963: AAS 55 (1963), pp. 273-274; Pius XII, radio message, June 1 1941: AAS 33 (1941), p. 200.

6. Cf. Leo XIII, encycl. “Immortale Dei“, Nov. 1, 1885: AAS 18 (1885) p. 161.

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