Saturday, November 17, 2012

Love of Liberty

“Slavery, as it is practiced in Africa, is not only, indeed, contrary to the Gospel, it is contrary to natural law… it involves all humanity. That is why I am appealing to everyone, without distinction of nationality, party or religious creed. I do not address myself simply to faith, but to reason, to justice, to respect, to love of liberty.”

Charles Lavigerie (Rome, 1888)