Pope Benedict

Pope Benedict

September 10, 2012

Marking the feast of the martyrdom of St. John the Baptist, Pope Benedict said Christians must not bow to the pressure of the powerful who demand a denial of Christ or of the truth he taught.

“The truth is the truth and there is no compromise,” the pope said at his weekly general audience Aug. 29, the day the Church remembers St. John the Baptist’s beheading.

The pope said St. John the Baptist, “out of love for the truth, would not compromise with the powerful” who wanted him to deny Christ.