Page 1, 3rd April 1958

3rd April 1958
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Page 1, 3rd April 1958 — NO EARTHLY PARADISE

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— but no need for torment

"THIS earth will never be a

A paradise, but it can cease to be, we hope, a place of torment, of weariness, and of pain," said the Pope last Saturday, in an address to several hundred workers from the shoemaking centre of Vigevano, a town to the south-west of

Urging his listeners to carry the word of God to the lonely dwellers in the country, and to the misled, but not evil, worker at the bench next to theirs, he said: "Give them the certainty that only in Jesus will Ihey find peace of soul . . . Do not let them fear for their material well-being.

"To achieve just goals through legitimate means, it is not needful to deliver one's self into the hands of the deniers of God. He who denies God denies justice, just as he denies love. The Church has always protected the worker and his work .

"To those who seek after the kingdom of heaven, the possession of the earth in just measure shall be given also."

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