August 8, 2010.
Pope Benedict has told members of the Knights of Columbus - the world’s largest Catholic family fraternal service organization - that "the best response to attacks against the Church" is "greater fidelity to Christ."
His words came in a letter written by Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone on behalf of Benedict XVI sent for the Knights’ annual convention. The Pope said members of the Order should strive to be holy and engage more with the needy.
He also thanked the Knights of Columbus for its efforts to support "the moral teachings of the Church in defense of a more just and enduring social order." He also thanked them for their witness to life and their support of traditional marriage.