REPLAY: 2013 Benedict XVI Lecture on ‘Freedom of Religion in the Public and Private Sphere’

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Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, the government’s Minister of State for Faith and Communities, gave the second annual Benedict XVI Lecture at the University of Notre Dame in London, London, on 2 December 2013.

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You can read or download the full text of the lecture by using the link to the right of this article.

We also have a recording of the address.

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI met the baroness at St Mary’s University College in Twickenham back in 2010 at the interreligious event as part of his historic state visit to the UK.


Baroness Warsi was appointed Senior Minister of State at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Minister for Faith and Communities at the Department for Communities and Local Government in September 2012. She was previously Chairman of the Conservative Party and Minister without Portfolio.

Her remit is to work with religious and community leaders to promote faith, religious tolerance and stronger communities within the UK.

She is a Conservative member of the House of Lords.