Tony Blair, former PM of England, and former Protestant-turned-Catholic, recently addressed Communion and Liberation’s meeting in Rimini. The full text of his speech is here.

An appropriate quote from the address for Labor Day:

I learnt that the state is best when enabling and empowering; when it is seeking to supplement the individual’s efforts and creativity and not substitute for them; when rather than trying to control our lives, it seeks to widen our opportunities to control our own. We need the state to help organise public services upon which, particularly the poorest people depend. But we don’t need the state always to run them and we need such service to be accountable to the people, not the other way round.

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