VATICAN CHANNEL REPORT: Promoting inter-religious dialogue, continuing and intensifying (RADIO VATICANA IMAGE)
work toward the common good under the guidance and inspiration of the Gospel: these were some of the tasks to which Pope
Benedict XVI encouraged the bishops of Indonesia on Friday in remarks to them at the end of
their ad limina visits. Noting the constitutional guarantee of religious freedom in Indonesia as well
as the great religious diversity present in Indonesian culture and society, the Holy Father urged
the bishops, "to ensure that those whom [they] shepherd know that they, as Christians, are to be
agents of peace, perseverance and charity," adding, "the Church is called to follow her Divine
Master, who unites all things in himself, and to witness to that peace which only he can give.