Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tourism’s Pastoral Care

Pope Benedict released a message to the World Congress on the Pastoral Care of Tourism meeting this week in a tourist destination. The pope cites God, beauty and relaxation among other aspects of this human activity. One quote:
Tourism, together with vacations and free time, is a privileged occasion for physical and spiritual renewal; it facilitates the coming together of people from different cultural backgrounds and offers the opportunity of drawing close to nature and hence opening the way to listening and contemplation, tolerance and peace, dialogue and harmony in the midst of diversity. 

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