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Wednesday, August 10, 2005

nephesh

During an audience in 1990 John Paul II is supposed to have said "also the animals possess a soul and men must love and feel solidarity with our smaller brethren". Obviously he means a vegetative mortal soul (and it has no doctrinal note) but it is quite an interesting stick with which to beat the crypto-Cartesians in our midst. The 1990 audiences are only found on the Vatican website in Spanish. Does anyone know the date of this audience or have an English copy of the address?