Vatican seeks to abolish separation of Church & State

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                                   "Consequently, John Paul was criticized by liberal and moderate politicians and newspapers for transgressing the boundary                                  between church and state." TIME June 1, 1981 article "Not Yet Hale, but Hearty" By George Russell

     

    In sermons based on the Ten Commandments, John Paul denounced excessive materialism, divorce, contraception and the separation of church and state, TIME June 17, 1991 "The Gift Of Life" p. 47 Sermons from A Native Son

     

    Recent statements by the Polish Episcopate have fueled apprehension. In late April the bishops urged that the new constitution exclude any provision for the separation of church and state. Instead, they suggested, "exceptional emphasis should be laid on the need for cooperation between the state and the Catholic Church." TIME May 20, 1991 "Five Who Could Be Vice President" Pg 40 "Power to The Pulpit"