December 20, 2012.
(Romereports.com) The mark the occasion of Christmas, Benedict XVI published an editorial in the British daily the Financial Times. He explained why “Christians oppose greed and exploitation out of a conviction.”
The Pope described the challenges that Christians had to
overcome over the centuries, to reject meddling from political and
financial power in their lives. They lived through personality cults
reserved only for God, but used by Roman emperors as well as
totalitarian regimes within the least century, he said. Benedict XVI
reinforced Jesus' response to those that wanted to engage him in
politics: “Render unto Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what
belongs to God.”
The Vatican's press office explained the
newspaper had asked the Pope to contribute an article based on his
latest book, The Infancy Narratives. Though it is uncommon, it is not
the first time the Pope accepts such a request. In the past he made an
appearance on the British network BBC, and also agreed to respond to
children's questions on Italian network RAI.