Chris Serpell, also of Catholic Voices, said the results of the poll gave a “very promising” outlook for the Papal visit. “They highlight a great deal of overlap between the moral outlook of the Catholic Church and that of the population of the UK.
“The concern of the Church for human flourishing and the common good expressed in the Pope’s writings – notably the encyclical Caritas in Veritate –resonates deeply with the heart of this nation,” he said. “At the same time, the findings also reveal that public knowledge of the activities and teaching of the Catholic Church is limited – notably, with respect to the key role that the Church plays throughout the world in addressing these shared concerns.
“Catholic agencies are – on a global scale – providing vital health care and education, working to overcome poverty and restore justice, preserving the environment, and encouraging true respect for human life at every stage.”
Sunday, 5 September 2010
Catholic Voice Chris Serpell is quoted in the Scottish Herald on the Theos poll: